Mysterious marine creature found on beach after Hurricane Harvey

Image via Preeti Desai's Twitter account

A mysterious sea creature with fangs and no face washed up ashore in a beach gets the internet buzzing.

A young woman working for a Texas conservation company made a strange discovery on a Texas City beach after Hurricane Harvey.

Preeti Desai asked the users of Twitter to identify the strange thing.

The sea creature does not seem to have eyes, but has a long head, and an elongated mouth with several very sharp teeth, which seems to have come straight out of a science fiction film.

“On first glance it looked like something from the deep sea to me,” Desai said.

“My initial thought was it might be a sea lamprey but when I got close I realized there was no way that was what it was, particularly based on the mouth.”

After some analysis, experts believe it was an eel “aplatophis chauliodus”, or “fangtooth snake-eel” in English.

This species are found in the Gulf of Mexico. This species are difficult to observe since they spend most of their time in deep water.

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