Basketwork eel

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Basketwork eel
Diastobranchus capensis (Basketwork Eel).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Synaphobranchidae
Genus: Diastobranchus
Barnard, 1923
Species: D. capensis
Binomial name
Diastobranchus capensis
Barnard, 1923

The basketwork eel, Diastobranchus capensis, is a cutthroat eel, the only species in the genus Diastobranchus. It is found off southern Australia, South Africa, and around New Zealand, in depths over 1,000 m. Its length is between 80 and 120 cm.