* 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
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
* 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.
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