First record of a synaphobranchid eel in the Arctic: Diastobranchus capensis caught near Spitsbergen

Svendsen F.M., Langhelle G., Byrkjedal I.

Published date: September 2011
Volume: 35
Number: 3
Pagination: 255–256
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

In 2005, a 89.4 cm long specimen of Diastobranchus capensis was caught at latitude 77°44’N on the slope west of Spitsbergen. This is the first record of a synaphobranchid eel in the Arctic, and far north of the regular distribution range of this Southern hemisphere species.

Keywords: Arctic - Diastobranchus capensis - First record - Synaphobranchidae
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