This eel type fish, Synapho-branchus, surveying a flat landscape for prey.
Synapho-branchus is an eel in the family Synaphobranchidae (cutthroat eels).
Therefore this is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western central Atlantic Ocean, including the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and the United States.
It dwells at a depth range of 512 to 1,900 metres (1,680 to 6,234 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 111 centimeters.
Species ecology is very unkown, because of its deep water nature and its lack of known use in commercial trade.