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Pyramodon ventralis
2007-03-12 22:36:56

Pyramodon ventralis is a pearlfish of the family Carapidae, found in the Indo-western Pacific oceans at depths of between 328.08 and 1312.34 ft (100 and 400 m). Its length is between 9.84 and 11.81 in (25 and 30 cm). Pyramodon ventralis is similar in shape to the rattails with a long tapering eel-like body ending in a pointed tail. Both the dorsal and anal fins start about a quarter of the...

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