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Synaphobranchus calvus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Synaphobranchidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Anguilliformes
Genus  Synaphobranchus
Similar  Shortdorsal cutthroat eel, Histiobranchus, Synaphobranchus, Dysommina rugosa, Basketwork eel

Synaphobranchus calvus is an eel in the family Synaphobranchidae (cutthroat eels). It was described by Marcelo Roberto Souto de Melo in 2007. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from Brazil, in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 750 to 2,000 metres (2,460 to 6,560 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 68.5 centimetres (27.0 in).

The species epithet "calvus" means "bald" in Latin, and refers to the lack of scales on the eel's head.

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Synaphobranchus calvus Wikipedia


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