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snipe eel

Syllabification: snipe eel

Definition of snipe eel in English:

noun

A slender marine eel with a long, thin, beaklike snout, typically occurring in deep water.
  • Family Nemichthyidae: several genera and species
Example sentences
  • The presence of large numbers of zooplankton attracts their natural predators such as mictophids, jellyfish and snipe eels, which are often found in large abundance in the deep net tows.
  • Only five true eels are known from the Gulf of Maine: the common eel, the slime eel, the conger, the snipe eel, and the snake eel, which fall into five different families according to American usage.
  • These covered a wide range of species, with special emphasis on four species of hatchetfish, several stomiids, bigscales, snipe eels and gulper eels.

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