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Ilyophis blachei

(Ilyophis blachei)

Description

Ilyophis blachei is an eel in the family Synaphobranchidae (cutthroat eels). It was described by Luiz Vieria Caldas Saldanha and Nigel Merrett in 1982. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the northeastern and southeastern Atlantic and southern Indian Ocean. It dwells at a depth range 580 to 2,070 metres (1,900 to 6,790 ft), and inhabits the continental shelf. Males can reach a maximum total length of 79.2 centimetres (31.2 in). I. blachei spawns in June and July. Its diet consists primarily of galatheid crustaceans.

Taxonomic tree:

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