Pelican eel

The pelican eel's most notable feature is its enormous mouth, much larger than its body.

The Pelican eel lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 500 - 7625 m , usually 1200 - 1400 m environment.

The pelican eel, or Eurypharynx pelecanoides, is a deep-sea fish rarely seen by humans, though the creatures are occasionally snagged in fishermen's nets. It is an eel-like fish, the only member of the genus europhetrix and the family Eurypharyngidae. More

between the pelican eel and Saccopharynx species are that the jaw length is extreme, almost 50% of the distance to the anus; the jaw teeth are very small; and there is a gradual narrowing of the body posterior to the abdomen. More

pelican eel's most notable feature is its enormous mouth, much larger than its body. More

The pelican eel, or umbrellamouth gulper, receives both its two common names and its scientific name ("wide-gullet") from its enormous, pouchlike cavity in its lower jaw. More

This creepy-looking, realistic plastic pelican eel replica is 10 1/2 inches from front of the mouth to end of the tail with the body and tail in a snaky postion. It has a 4 3/4-inch-wide jaw. More

This Pelican Eel replica is part of Safari's Incredible Creatures Collection. And incredible he is! Learn more about this rare ocean creature from his educational hang tag. Kids will love his strange appearance, sure to inspire imaginative play. More

Pelican eel; Pelican; Pelican gulper; Australian pelican; Dalmatian pelican; Peruvian pelican; Pink-backed pelican; White pelican; Brown pelican; Great white pelican; Spot-billed pelican; American white pelican; Gulper eel; Cusk-eel; Lamprey eel; Moray eel; Serpent eel; Goldspotted eel; Sharptail eel; Ribbon eel; Snake eel; More

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Gulper, also called gulper eel or pelican eel, common name for a small family of deep-sea eels that typically have enormous mouths. Gulpers inhabit tropical and temperate areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans to depths of 2700 m (9000 ft). More

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Common names

Almindelig pelikanål in Danish (dansk)
Big-mouth gulper in English
Deep-sea gulper eel in English
Eurypharyngidae in Italian (Italiano)
Eurypharynx pelecanoides in Spanish (español)
Fukuro-unagi in Japanese (日本語)
Gapaldur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Grand-gousier pelican in French (français)
Grandgousier pélican in French (français)
Gulper eel in English
Šírotlamka pelikánovitá in Czech (česky)
Pelican eel in English
Pelican fish in English
pelican gulper in English
pelican gulper eel in English
Pelican gulper fish in English
Pelikaaniankerias in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pelikanaal in German (Deutsch)
Pelikanål in Danish (dansk)
Pez pelicano in Spanish (español)
Polykacz in Polish (polski)
Šírotlamka pelikánovitá in Czech (česky)
Umbrellamouth gulper in English
большерот in Russian (русский язык)
Пеліканавы вугар in Belarusian (Беларуская)
フクロウナギ in Japanese (日本語)
宽咽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
寬咽魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Saccopharyngiformes
Family : Eurypharyngidae
Genus : Eurypharynx
Species : Eurypharynx pelecanoides
Authority : Vaillant, 1882