Arrowtooth eel

Bionomical Name: Synaphobranchus kaupii
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Synaphobranchidae
Genus: Synaphobranchus
Species: S. kaupii

Synaphobranchus kaupi Johnson, 1862
Nettophichthys retropinnatus Holt, 1891

Common Names:Arrowtooth eel, Kaup’s cut-throat eel, the Gray’s cutthroat, the Longnosed eel, the Northern cutthroat eel, or the Slatjaw cutthroat eel

Habitat:Arrowtooth eel is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the Indo-Western Pacific and eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, including the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Cape Verde, the Western Sahara, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Greenland, France, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Japan, Australia, Mauritania, Morocco, and Hawaii. It dwells at a depth range of 120 to 4,800 metres (390 to 15,750 ft), most often between 400 to 2,200 metres (1,300 to 7,200 ft), and inhabits the upper abyssal zone on the continental slope. It is intolerant of the temperatures of higher waters. Males can reach a maximum total length of 100 centimetres (39 in).

Arrowtooth eel may refer to several species of cutthroat eels:

*Shortbelly eel, Dysomma anguillare
*Deepwater arrowtooth eel, Histiobranchus bathybius
*Kaup’s arrowtooth eel, Synaphobranchus kaupii
*Muddy arrowtooth eel, Ilyophis brunneus
*Pignosed arrowtooth eel, Dysomma brevirostre


Edible Uses:
Arrowtooth eel is edible.Different people eat in different ways of cooking.

It is mostly fried, pickled or smoked.
It is used in Japanese and Korean cuisine.

Nutritional value:
159 grams of cooked Eel fish is loaded with 375 calories, 94.3 grams of moisture, 37.6 grams of protein, 23.77 grams of total lipid fat and 2.86 grams of ash. Rich in nutrients, it grants 258.29% of Vitamin A, 191.67% of Vitamin B12, 103.65% of isoleucine, 103.23% of lysine, 95.68 % of tryptophan, 93.69% of threonine, 91.71% of valine, 89.85% of histidine, 82.68 % of leucine, 75.20% of protein, 67.91% of total lipid fat, 62.86% of phosphorus, 44.59% of niacin, 30.09% of zinc, 24.25% of thiamin, 24% of selenium, 12.75% of iron and 11.81% of potassium.

Health benefits of Eel fish:
Mostly it is consumed in Europe, United States, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, China and other countries as well. Aside from its distinct flavor, it offers various health benefits. Eel fish helps to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and chances of arthritis. It enhances the development of brain, good eyesight and functions of nervous system.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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