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Bobtail snipe eel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Suborder  Cyematoidei
Rank  Family
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Saccopharyngiformes
Scientific name  Cyematidae
Similar  Monognathus, Longneck eel, Sawtooth eel, Snipe eel, Saccopharyngidae

The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae, one only in each of two genera. They are small elongate fishes, growing up to 16 cm (6 in) long.

They are bathypelagic (deep-water ocean-dwellers) and have been found down to 5,000 m (16,400 ft). They are found in all oceans.

References

Bobtail snipe eel Wikipedia


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