DailyMailBeatriz Morales Acuna was walking along the seaside in Mazatlan when she stumbled upon the marine animal, which had been ‘expelled from the Pacific Ocean’, according to El Diario. She said: ‘When I left the beach there it was.’ Nobody had approached it, ‘because they thought it was a rope from sailboats’. So, Beatriz posted images of her finding on Facebook, to help identify the creature. Some suggested it was a moray eel, while others said it might be ‘a sea serpent’. Beatriz said: ‘I learned that it is a kind of eel that only lives in the deepest and darkest [part of] the sea.’
This bizarre creature was discovered washed up on a beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, and local resident Beatriz Morales posted photos on Facebook to positively identify the specimen, but while many theories have floated around the creature has yet to be positively identified. The creature has a long eel like shape, a mouthful of jagged teeth, and looked to be badly decomposed before it washed up on shore. Some have suggested that this creature is a moray eel or another eel which is badly decomposed, but to me it looks like a deep water species of eel or shark, which is rarely seen by humans. It’s possible that a species from the ocean’s depths was accidentally caught by deep sea fisherman, and was thrown back into the ocean, but died during this stressful experience which caused it to wash up on shore. If I had to guess, it is the remains of a fangtooth snake eel, a predator that lurks in the ocean’s depths.
Here is the fangtooth snake eel: