Movie: Grey Cut-throat Eel, Synaphobranchus affinis

A Grey Cut-throat Eel at a depth of 1226 m, north-west of Osprey Island, Coral Sea, off northern Queensland, 23 May 2010.

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© Justin Marshall, Queensland Brain Institute

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Thank you to Dr David Smith for identifying the fish in two movie clips sent to him.  He wrote "Both eels appear to be Synaphobranchus; the united gill openings are visible in both specimens. If I had to guess, I would say S. affinis, judging from the position of the dorsal origin. This is a common species that is found all over the world, and that is about the right depth range."

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