Horror Guppy
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📸 by Nate Ethan Iszac
& @monster_fish_taxidermy

A large wolf eel, caught by a fishing boat and thrown back into the sea as by-catch.

Wolf eels are not eels, but they resemble them enough to be confused for eels, so the name stuck. Weighing in at around 18kg (39lbs) and at a max length of 2.5m (8.2ft) they are large fish with a face only a mother could love.

They pose no threat to humans, however the same cannot be said for ther preferred prey: sea urchins, mussels, sand dollars, crabs, classic, sea snails and squid.

Their jaws are very powerful and specially adapted to crush hard objects, like the shells of the various prey items listed above. They are able to squeeze their body into small areas in order to protect themselves from predators, as seals, sharks and most other would be attackers cannot do the same.

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