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European finless eel, Apterichtus caecus latin dict size=10   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Apterichtus_caecus - European finless eel.JPG Resolution: 640x480 File Size: 67764 Bytes Date: 2011:10:05 15:54:24 Camera: Canon PowerShot A650 IS (Canon) F number: f/3.5 Exposure: 1/500 sec Focal Length: 21966/1000 Upload Time: 2017:01:11 01:43:46
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European finless eel, Apterichtus caecus

Description Apterichtus caecus photographed in Crete (Greece).
Date 5 October 2011, 15:54:24
Author Roberto Pillon

European finless eel(Apterichtus caecus) is a species of snake eel native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean, including Balearic Island, the western Mediterranean, the Azores, and the Gulf of Guinea. It can be found on the continental shelf at depths of from 10 to 40 metres (33 to 131 ft) living in burrows in mud or sand. It preys on other fishes as well as benthic invertebrates. Spawning for this species in the Mediterranean has been recorded in the early summer months of May and June. This species can reach a length of 60 centimetres (24 in) TL. Order: Anguilliformes, Family: Ophichthidae.

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