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Family: Saccopharyngidae Swallowers



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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 161 cm TL
Saccopharynx ampullaceus (Harwood, 1827)

Photo by Photo by Armesto, A.
 
Saccopharynx ampullaceus
[Gulper eel]
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Max. Length 89.5 cm TL

 
Saccopharynx berteli
[]
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Saccopharynx harrisoni
[]
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Saccopharynx hjorti
[]
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Max. Length 78 cm TL

 
Saccopharynx lavenbergi
[]
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Saccopharynx paucovertebratis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Saccopharynx ramosus Nielsen & Bertelsen, 1985

Photo by Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Saccopharynx ramosus
[]



Southwest Pacific.

Saccopharynx schmidti Bertin, 1934

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Saccopharynx schmidti
[Whiptail gulper]
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Max. Length 107 cm TL

 
Saccopharynx thalassa
[]
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Saccopharynx trilobatus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Saccopharynx ampullaceus Gulper eel Eastern Atlantic 161 TL 1827
Saccopharynx berteli Pacific Ocean. 89.5 TL 2000
Saccopharynx harrisoni Western Atlantic 1932
Saccopharynx hjorti Eastern Central Atlantic 1938
Saccopharynx lavenbergi Eastern Central Pacific 78 TL 1985
Saccopharynx paucovertebratis Eastern Central Atlantic 1985
Saccopharynx ramosus Eastern Atlantic 62 TL 1985
Saccopharynx schmidti Whiptail gulper Southwest Pacific. 1934
Saccopharynx thalassa Eastern Atlantic 107 TL 1985
Saccopharynx trilobatus Eastern Central Atlantic 1985



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