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Avocettina bowersii

(Avocettina bowersii)

Description

Avocettina bowersii is an eel in the family Nemichthyidae (snipe eels). It was described by Samuel Garman in 1899. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from California, U.S.A.; Peru, and Chile. It dwells at a depth range of 92–641 metres, although the type specimen was collected from a depth of 2,692 metres. A. bowersii is believed to be a semelparous species.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Nemichthyidae
Genus:Avocettina
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