Snub-nosed spiny eel

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Snub-nosed spiny eel
Notacanthus chemnitzii.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Notacanthiformes
Family: Notacanthidae
Genus: Notacanthus
Species: N. chemnitzii
Binomial name
Notacanthus chemnitzii
Bloch, 1788

The snub-nosed spiny eel, Notacanthus chemnitzii, is a member of the family Notacanthidae, the deep-sea spiny eels, which are not true eels (Anguilliformes). The snub-nosed spiny eel exists in waters all over the world, except in the tropics,[1] ranging in color from light tan to bluish grey in small ones to dark brown in large ones.[1] Its primary food is sea anemones.[1] The eel usually lives in deep waters, mostly more than 200 m below the surface.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Fishbase.org. 2005. Notacanthus chemnitzii Bloch, 1788. Retrieved on April 14, 2007.