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Shortdorsal cutthroat eel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Synaphobranchidae
Genus  Synaphobranchus
Order  Eel
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Synaphobranchus, Eel, Histiobranchus, Kaup's arrowtooth eel, Dysommina rugosa

The Shortdorsal cutthroat eel (Synaphobranchus brevidorsalis, also known commonly as the Shortfin cut-throat eel) is an eel in the family Synaphobranchidae (cutthroat eels). It was described by Albert G√ľnther in 1887. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific and western central Atlantic Ocean, including Zanzibar, Maldives, Australia, Japan, Suriname, and the Gulf of Mexico. It dwells at a depth range of 900 to 3,000 metres (3,000 to 9,800 ft), most often between 1,000 to 2,500 metres (3,300 to 8,200 ft), and leads a benthic lifestyle, inhabiting the continental slope. Males can reach a maximum total length of 111 centimetres (44 in).

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Shortdorsal cutthroat eel Wikipedia


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