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Saccopharyngiformes (Swallowers)

Wikipedia Abstract

Saccopharyngiformes is an order of unusual ray-finned fish, superficially similar to eels, but with multiple internal differences. Most of the fish in this order are deep-sea types known from only a handful of specimens, such as the pelican eel. Saccopharyngiformes are also bioluminescent in several species. Some, such as the "swallowers", can live as deep as 3,000 m (10,000 feet) in the ocean, well into the aphotic zone. Saccopharyngiformes were found by deep sea fishermen's nets.
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Family

Cyematidae (bobtail snipe eels) (2)
Eurypharyngidae (gulpers) (1)
Monognathidae (Monognathid fish) (15)
Saccopharyngidae (swallowers) (10)

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