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Family: Saccopharyngidae Swallowers



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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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