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Panturichthys fowleri

(Panturichthys fowleri)

Description

Panturichthys fowleri is an eel in the family Heterenchelyidae (mud eels). It was described by Adam Ben-Tuvia in 1953, originally under the genus Lophenchelys. It is a subtropical, marine eel which is known from a single specimen collected from Israel, in the Mediterranean Sea. The holotype specimen was discovered dwelling at a depth range of 27–55 metres.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Heterenchelyidae
Genus:Panturichthys
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