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Monopterus desilvai

(Monopterus desilvai)

Description

Monopterus desilvai (lesser swamp eel) is a commercially important, air-breathing species of fish in the family Synbranchidae. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. During reproduction, the male guards and builds nest or burrow.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Synbranchiformes
Family:Synbranchidae
Genus:Monopterus
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