The eel had an unusual fleshy extension from the snout. The anterior nostril is above the front of the lower jaw, and the posterior nostril is large and directly in front of the eye. A number of the sensory pores on the body and the head can be seen as small white dots.

The eel had an unusual fleshy extension from the snout. The anterior nostril is above the front of the lower jaw, and the posterior nostril is large and directly in front of the eye. A number of the sensory pores on the body and the head can be seen as small white dots. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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