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Dysomma longirostrum

(Dysomma longirostrum)

Description

Dysomma longirostrum is an eel in the family Synaphobranchidae (cutthroat eels). It was described by Chen Yu-Yun and Michael Hin-Kiu Mok in 2001. It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel which is known from Taiwan, in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 100–150 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 19.6 centimetres. The species epithet refers to the eel's long snout.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Synaphobranchidae
Genus:Dysomma
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