Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Synaphobranchidae  
 Genus Meadia  
  Meadia abyssalis  (Kamohara, 1938) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Dysomma abyssaleMeadia abyssaleMedia abyssalis  details
Citation:
陳餘鋆, 2002. 臺灣深海鰻類的分類,分布,柔軟器官及以腦部形態與尾鰭骨骼探討真鰻類及糯鰻亞目之親緣關係
楊瑋庭 , 2011. 碩士論文:臺灣合鰓鰻科魚類之初步分類研究.
Robins, C. H. and C. R. Robins, 1976. New genera and species of Dysommine and Synaphobranchine eels(Synaphobranchidae)with an analysis of the Dysommine. Proceeding of the academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia. 127(18):249-280.
Character: No scale. Pectoral fin well developed. Upper jaw longer than lower jaw. Premaxillary teeth in a patch. Upper ja⁷s teeth small, in a band; lower ja⁷s teeth small, in a band; vomerine teeth conical, anterior five large, posterior small, in a row. Dorsal fin origin behind anus. Vertebral formula 9-16-178. Total length 14.9 of body depth, 6.5 of head length; caudal length 3.4 of the length from head to trunk; head length 3.9 of snout length; snout length 3.3 of diameter of eye. Rictus over rear of eye. Eye large. Caudal fin present. Dorsal, anal fin confluent with caudal fin. The length of anus to gill slit shorter than head length. Anterior nostril tubule, posterior nostril hole before eye. Body color gray to black, pale below. 
Habitat: Demersal fishes; inhabit in 200 to 800 meters deep, feed on small fishes, crustaceans and other invertebrates.  
Distribution: Indian, Pacific and Atlantic.  
Utility: No enough quantity for fishery.  
Name Code: 383454
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