Thread eel

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Serrivomeridae
Genus: Serrivomer
Species:
S. bertini
Binomial name
Serrivomer bertini
Bauchot, 1959

The thread eel (Serrivomer bertini, also known as the thread sawtooth eel [1] ) is an eel in the family Nemichthyidae (snipe eels). [2] It was described by Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1959. [3] It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific and Chile in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth of 1,750 metres (5,740 ft). [2]

Eel order of fishes

An eel is any ray-finned fish belonging to the order Anguilliformes, which consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera, and about 800 species. Eels undergo considerable development from the early larval stage to the eventual adult stage, and most are predators. The term “eel” originally referred to the European eel, and the name of the order means “European eel-shaped.”

Marine biology The scientific study of organisms that live in the ocean

Marine biology is the scientific study of marine life, organisms in the sea. Given that in biology many phyla, families and genera have some species that live in the sea and others that live on land, marine biology classifies species based on the environment rather than on taxonomy.

Chile Republic in South America

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

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The whitespotted garden eel, also known as the Indian spaghetti eel, is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by Wolfgang Klausewitz and Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt in 1959. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Indo-Western Pacific, including Maldives, the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, the Cocos Islands, Comoros, India, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It dwells at a depth range of 25 to 48 metres, and lives in non-migratory colonies that form burrows on sandy slopes, usually near coral reefs. Males can reach a maximum total length of 70 centimetres (28 in).

The pale green eel, also known as the pale garden eel or the Cortez garden eel, is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by Jacques Pellegrin in 1923, originally under the genus Taenioconger. It is a nonmigratory marine, deepwater-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern central Pacific Ocean, including the Gulf of California and Mexico. It dwells at a depth of 230 to 275 m and inhabits sandy sediments near reefs in large colonies. Males can reach a maximum total length of 63 cm (25 in).

Scolecenchelys erythraeensis is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Marie-Louise Bauchot and André L. Maugé in 1980, originally under the genus Muraenichthys. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the western Indian Ocean.

The Indo-Pacific slender worm-eel is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Pieter Bleeker in 1857. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including the Red Sea, East Africa, the Line Islands, the Society Islands, Johnston Island, Japan, Rapa Iti, Micronesia, and the southern Great Barrier Reef. It forms burrows in inshore sediments of loose gravel and sand. Males can reach a maximum total length of 38 centimetres (15 in).

Dalophis multidentatus is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Jacques Blache and Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1972. It is known from a single specimen collected from the Saloum River in Senegal, in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is known through this specimen to form burrows in sand or mud on the continental shelf, and to dwell at a depth of 50 metres. Males are able to reach a total length of 15.3 centimetres.

Dalophis obtusirostris is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Jacques Blache and Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1972. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the eastern Atlantic Ocean, including Mauritania and Senegal. It inhabits estuaries and forms burrows in sand or mud. Males can reach a maximum total length of 38.8 centimetres.

Ethadophis epinepheli is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Jacques Blache and Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1972. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from a single specimen recovered from the stomach of a grouper in Senegal, in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is known to reach a total length of 42.4 centimetres.

Hemerorhinus opici is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Jacques Blache and Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1972. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the eastern Atlantic Ocean, including Senegal and Angola. It inhabits shallow waters near to shore, and forms burrows in sand and mud substrates. Males can reach a maximum total length of 32.5 centimetres (12.8 in).

Dark-shouldered snake eel species of fish

The dark-shouldered snake eel is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Pieter Bleeker in 1864. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Pacific Ocean, including the East Indies, the Society Islands, the Mariana Islands, Queensland, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Japan, and India. It dwells at a depth range of 2–15 metres, and inhabits reefs. It forms burrows in mud and sand, and forages during the night. Males can reach a maximum total length of 115 centimetres.

The many-eyed snake-eel is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Pieter Bleeker in 1864. It is a tropical, marine and freshwater-dwelling eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including East Africa and the Hawaiian Islands. It dwells at a depth range of 2 to 25 metres, and inhabits sand and rubble sediments near coral reefs. Males can reach a maximum total length of 62.5 centimetres (24.6 in).

Beans sawtooth eel species of fish

The Bean's sawtooth eel is an eel in the family Nemichthyidae. It was described by Theodore Gill and John Adam Ryder in 1883. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from throughout the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Western Pacific Ocean, including Iceland, South Africa, Réunion, and Australia. It dwells at a depth range of 0–5998 metres, and leads a solitary lifestyle. It migrates vertically at night. Males can reach a maximum total length of 78 centimetres.

The Black sawtoothed eel is an eel in the family Nemichthyidae. It was described by Louis Roule and Léon Bertin in 1929, originally as a subspecies of Serrivomer sector. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including the Strait of Gibraltar, Cape Verde, and the United States. It dwells at a depth range of 150–6000 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 60 centimetres.

Serrivomer garmani is an eel in the family Serrivomeridae. It was described by Léon Bertin in 1944. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Indian Ocean. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 30 to 2,250 metres.

The Crossthroat sawpalate is an eel in the family Nemichthyidae. It was described by Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1953. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western and eastern Pacific Ocean, including Papua New Guinea, British Columbia, Canada; the Gulf of Panama and Chile. It dwells at a maximum depth of 825 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 40.6 centimetres.

The Short-tooth sawpalate is an eel in the family Serrivomeridae. It was described by Johannes Schmidt in 1916, originally under the genus Leptocephalus. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern central and western central Atlantic Ocean, including the Bahamas and Bermuda, as well as the Strait of Gibraltar, Cape Verde, Canada and the United States. It dwells at a depth range of 150 to 1,000 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 65 centimetres (26 in).

Serrivomer schmidti is an eel in the family Serrivomeridae. It was described by Marie-Louise Bauchot in 1953. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including Cape Verde, Senegal, the Gulf of Guinea, and Brazil. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 0 to 2,000 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 65.7 centimetres (25.9 in), but more commonly reach a TL of 34 centimetres (13 in).

Serrivomer sector, known commonly as the sawtooth eel, the saw-tooth snipe or the deep-sea eel, is an eel in the family Serrivomeridae. It was described by Samuel Garman in 1899. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the eastern and western Pacific Ocean, including Japan, Chile, and California, USA. It dwells at a depth range of 0 to 3,243 metres, most often around 305 metres (1,001 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 76 centimetres (30 in).

References

  1. Common names of Serrivomer bertini at www.fishbase.org.
  2. 1 2 Serrivomer bertini at www.fishbase.org.
  3. Bauchot, M.-L., 1959 [ref. 15993] Étude des larves leptocéphales du groupe Leptocephalus lanceolatus Strömman et identification à la famille des Serrivomeridae. Dana Report No. 48: 1-148, Pls. 1-2.