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Hoplunnis megista

(Hoplunnis megista)

Description

Hoplunnis megista is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae (duckbill/witch eels). It was described by David G. Smith and Robert H. Kanazawa in 1989. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western central Atlantic Ocean, including Nicaragua and Panama. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 366 to 421 metres (1,201 to 1,381 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 91.7 centimetres (36.1 in).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Nettastomatidae
Genus:Hoplunnis
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