Deep Sea Fish: Pelican eel
It is a fish in the shape of an eel is the only species of the genus and family Eurypharynx Eurypharyngidae. Saccopharyngiformes belong to the order, which are closely related to true eels.
The most distinctive feature of the fish pelican is its enormous mouth, much bigger than his body. The mouth is loosely through a joint and can be opened enough to swallow a fish larger than itself.
The lower jaw, like a bag, reminiscent of the jaw of a pelican, hence its name. The stomach can stretch and expand to accommodate large meals. Pelican Fish uses a long tail, whip-like, to move, at the end of it has a light body which aims to attract prey.
The pelican fish feeds mainly on fish, shrimp and plankton. It can reach a size ranging from 61 cm to meters in length and can be found in tropical and subtropical seas at depths of 900 to 8000 meters.