Synapho-branchus • synapho-branchus

This eel type fish, Synapho-branchus, surveying a flat landscape for prey.

Synapho-branchus is an eel in the family Synaphobranchidae (cutthroat eels).

Therefore this is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western central Atlantic Ocean, including the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and the United States.

It dwells at a depth range of 512 to 1,900 metres (1,680 to 6,234 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 111 centimeters.

Species ecology is very unkown, because of its deep water nature and its lack of known use in commercial trade.

Mountains in the Sea: July 11 – July 19, 2003

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