Gulper eel

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The Gulper eel lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 0 - 3000 m environment.

The Gulper Eel has an elongate body with a luminous organ at the end of the tail. The eyes are tiny and close to the snout. There are several rows of small teeth in the massive jaws. More

The gulper eel has acquired a unique adaptation to be able to survive in the deep oceans with little food there. The gulper eel has developed a huge mouth with a unhinged jaw. More

Gulper eels because they live so deep in the water do not have much significance to humans. They mainly serve to perk our curiosity. Gulper eels are predators of crustaceans, fish and cephalopods. More

Due to the gulper eel's specialised body shape, it is a poor swimmer and relies on the luminescent organ at the tip of its tail to attract prey. External links - * "Saccopharyngiformes". FishBase. Ed. More

Also known as the umbrellamouth eel, the gulper eel lives on or near the ocean floor at depths of 1500-3000 metres. More

Hello I am a Gulper Eel Gulper eels have huge heads and tails to catch their prey. Gulper eels look like huge heads they have gaping wide jaws and an elastic stomach wich allows them to swallow fish bigger than themselves. More

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The gulper eel is oceanic and bathypelagic. Only juveniles have been captured at depths of less than 2,624 ft (800 m). It is believed that adults typically reside deeper than 6,561 ft (2,000 m). More

The gulper eel's tail is so long that it sometimes gets tied in knots. Statistics This species of gulper eel grows up to 60cm (2ft), although some other species can be up to 2m (6ft) in length. More

The Gulper Eel or also called "Eurypharynx pelecanoides " is a strange looking creature with a big snout, that can reach a size of 2 to 6 feet. It seems to be an Eel with a big Pelican shaped mouth. More

The gulper eel is a long, bony fish with huge, weak jaws. Hammerhead Shark Large predators with a hammer-shaped head. Hatchetfish Hatchetfish are oddly-shaped fish from South and Central America. More

You can see pictures of gulper eels on the National Marine Fisheries Service WeirdFins link at More

English: Big mouth gulper eel, pelican gulper, pelican gulper fish, pelican fish, deep-sea gulper, umbrella mouth gulper; French: Grand-gousier pelican; German: Pelikanaal; Spanish: Pez pelicano; Danish: Pelikanål; Finnish: Pelikaaniankerias; Icelandic: Gapaldur; Japanese: Fukuro-unagi; Polish: Polykacz. More

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Gulper Eel: How it Lures and Eats Its Prey in the Abyssal Plain = © Sharon Rorem Apr 8, 2002 The Gulper Eel lives in the abyssal plain, about 6,500 feet down on a flat area of the ocean floor More

The Umbrella Mouth Gulper Eel, also called the Pelican Eel, was discovered by Kyle Briggins. It is a deep-sea fish that is rarely seen by humans, but often gets caught if fishing nets. More

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The Gulper Eel (Eurypharynx pelecanoides) is a long, huge-jawed bony fish that lives at depths of 5000 to 9000 feet (1500 to 2750 m). This eel is found in all oceans in warm temperate and tropical waters. More

Big-Mouth Gulper, Deep-Sea Gulper Eel, Gulper Eel, Pelican Eel, Pelican Fish, Pelican Gulper, Pelican Gulper Eel, Pelican Gulper Fish, Umbrellamouth Gulper Common Names in Finnish: Pelikaaniankerias Common Names in French: Grand-Gousier Pelican, Grandgousier Pélican More

Common names

Ahmattiankerias in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Avaleur feu-arrière in French (français)
Gardzielec in Polish (polski)
Gulper in English
Gulper eel in English
Ouhor nadmutý in Czech (česky)
pelican-fish in English
Pokakjaftur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Slugål in Danish (dansk)
Sväljarål in Swedish (Svenska)
Taillight gulper in English
Velkotlamka tmavá in Czech (česky)
囊鰓鰻(囊咽魚) in Mandarin Chinese
囊鳃鳗(囊咽鱼) in Mandarin Chinese
鞭囊鰓鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
鞭囊鳃鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Saccopharyngiformes
Family : Saccopharyngidae
Genus : Saccopharynx
Species : Saccopharynx ampullaceus
Authority : Harwood, 1827