Longneck Eel

Longneck Eel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Longneck eels or neck eels are a family, Derichthyidae, of eels. They are pelagic fishes, found in the middle and depths of most oceans. The name comes from Greek deres meaning "neck" and ichthys meaning "fish."They are distinguished by the presence of a series stripes on the head that form part of the sensory system, but otherwise the two genera of the family are quite different in appearance. Derichthys has a narrow neck and large eyes, while Nessorhamphus' has a long, flattened, snout.They grow to about 60 centimetres (24 in) in length.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136652773
  • 9786136652771