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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Elopomorpha
Ordo: Saccopharyngiformes
Familia: Cyematidae
Genera (2): Cyema - Neocyema


* DeVaney, S.C.; Hartel, K.E.; Themelis, D.E. 2009: The first records of Neocyema (Teleostei: Saccopharyngiformes) in the western North Atlantic with comments on its relationship to Leptocephalus holti Schmidt 1909. Northeastern naturalist, 16(3): 409–414. doi: 10.1656/045.016.n308
* Smith, D.G.; Miller, M.J. 1996: Cyematid larvae of the Leptocephalus holti group in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Pisces: Saccopharyngiformes). Breviora, 503: 1–12. BHL PDF


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* Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (02/2006). [1]
* WoRMS (2010). Cyematidae. In: Nicolas Bailly (2010). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125583 on 2011-01-20

Vernacular names
English: bobtail snipe eels
日本語: ヤバネウナギ科

The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae, one only in each of two genera. They are small elongate fishes, growing up to 16 centimeters (6 inches) long.

They are bathypelagic (deep-water ocean-dwellers) and have been found down to 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). They are found in all oceans.

J. S. Nelson classifies them with the true eels in the order Anguilliformes, but FishBase classifies them with the gulper eels in the order Saccopharyngiformes.

Cyema atrum is black, while Neocyema erythrosoma is bright red.


* Genus Cyema
o Cyema atrum Günther, 1878
* Genus Neocyema
o Neocyema erythrosoma Castle, 1978

See also

* List of fish families


* "Cyema atrum". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=161632. Retrieved 18 April 2006.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Cyematidae" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Cyema atrum" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Neocyema erythrosoma" in FishBase. February 2006 version.

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