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Hoplunnis sicarius

(Hoplunnis sicarius)

Description

Hoplunnis sicarius is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae (duckbill/witch eels). It was described by Samuel Garman in 1899, originally under the genus Atopichthys. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the eastern central Pacific Ocean, including Mazatlan, Mexico, and Panama. It is known to dwell at a depth of 1,431 metres (4,695 ft), and inhabits substrates. Unlike many eel species, it does not form burrows.

Taxonomic tree:

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