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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Saccopharyngiformes
Family: Saccopharyngidae Swallowers

Genus: Saccopharynx

(See list of species below)



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10 species (see list below)

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Photo by Armesto, A.

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

Photo by Armesto, A.
 
Saccopharynx ampullaceus
[Gulper eel]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 89.5 cm TL

 
Saccopharynx berteli
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Saccopharynx harrisoni
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic

 
Saccopharynx hjorti
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL

 
Saccopharynx lavenbergi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic

 
Saccopharynx paucovertebratis
[]

Photo by Reiner, F.

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

Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Saccopharynx ramosus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific.

 
Saccopharynx schmidti
[Whiptail gulper]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL

 
Saccopharynx thalassa
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic

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



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