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Serrivomer schmidti

(Serrivomer schmidti)

Description

Serrivomer schmidti is an eel in the family Serrivomeridae (sawtooth eels). It was described by Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1953. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including Cape Verde, Senegal, the Gulf of Guinea, and Brazil. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 0 to 2,000 metres (0 to 6,562 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 65.7 centimetres (25.9 in), but more commonly reach a TL of 34 centimetres (13 in). The diet of S. schmidti consists of small bony fish and crustaceans. It is not of commercial interest to fisheries.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Serrivomeridae
Genus:Serrivomer
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