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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Synaphobranchidae
Genus: Haptenchelys
C. H. Robins & D. M. Martin, 1976

Haptenchelys is a genus of deep-water eel in the family Synaphobranchidae. It contains two species. It is found in the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean at depths of 2121 meters to 4836 meters.[1]


There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Tashiro, F. & Shinohara, G. (2014): A new species of deep-sea synaphobranchid eel, Haptenchelys parviocularis (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae), from Japan. Ichthyological Research, 62 (2): 115-121.