Synaphobranchus affinis Günther, 1877
Grey cutthroat
Synaphobranchus affinis
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Family:  Synaphobranchidae (Cutthroat eels), subfamily: Synaphobranchinae
Max. size:  160 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 290 - 2400 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal, except the northeast Pacific (Ref. 26895). Eastern Atlantic: Liberia to northern Angola (Ref. 5235).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 230. Dark grey in color (Ref. 3973). Anal rays about 230 (Ref. 3973).
Biology:  Found on the upper continental slope (Ref. 50610, 75154), over rocky substrata (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.02.93
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 04.06.12
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 23.03.94

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