Can someone please tell me the name of this species of deep sea eel?
As a scuba diver I can confirm this is a Moray Eel with some serious deformities. It's not really a "deep sea" creature either. It's a reef dweller for the most part. It just so happens that this picture was taken at night.
Can this be the theme of the thread?
Snailfish. Pretty mesmerizing.
>Are they closely related to blobfish?
Yes, they are.
Man, there are so many bullshit photoshopped images when you google deep sea creatures. Interesting ideas though.
Here's a fucking wierd genus of sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia.