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Ilyophis blachei  Saldanha & Merrett, 1982

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Synaphobranchidae (Cutthroat eels) > Ilyophinae
Etymology: Ilyophis: Greek, ilyos, -ou = cave + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 580 - 2023 m (Ref. 26895).   Deep-water; 4°C - 6°C (Ref. 26895), preferred ?; 57°N - 36°S

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Northeast Atlantic, Southeast Atlantic and southern Indian Ocean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 79.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26895)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body large, robust; either partially scaled or naked body. Broad, angular posterior nostril flap, with flap and nostril rim ornamented with numerous leaf-like marginal projections. Very oblique gill slits (ca 30° relative to horizontal axis of the body).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the lower continental slope at 1,465-2,070 m (Ref. 6726). Carnivorous, feeding primarily on galatheid crustaceans (Ref. 6726). Probably spawn in June-July (Ref. 6726).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Sulak, K.J. and Y.N. Shcherbachev, 1997. Zoogeography and systematics of six deep-living genera of synaphobranchid eels, with a key to taxa and description of two new species of Ilyophis. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):1158-1194. (Ref. 26895)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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