Bobtail snipe eel

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Bobtail snipe eels
Cyema atrum (par Zugmayer).jpg
Cyema atrum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Suborder: Saccopharyngoidei
Family: Cyematidae


The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae, one only in each of two genera. They are small elongate fishes, growing up to 16 cm (6 in) long.

They are bathypelagic (deep-water ocean-dwellers) and have been found down to 5,000 m (16,400 ft). They are found in all oceans.

See also[edit]


  • "Cyema atrum". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 April 2006.
  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Cyematidae" in FishBase. June 2011 version.