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Ilyophis arx

(Ilyophis arx)

Description

Ilyophis arx is an eel in the family Synaphobranchidae (cutthroat eels). It was described by Catherine H. Robins in 1976. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern Pacific and northeastern Atlantic Ocean. It dwells at a depth range of 1,790 to 3,225 metres (5,873 to 10,581 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 44.7 centimetres (17.6 in).

Taxonomic tree:

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