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Deep Sea Fish - Eurypharynx pelecanoides $2 .925 silver.
The fifth release from "Deep Sea Fish" series, marks the commonly called Pelican eel (Eurypharynx pelecanoides). Unique coloring technique with realistic colors. High requested series.
Mintage: only 1,000 pieces worldwide. With capsule and Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Country :||Pitcairn Islands|
|Face Value :||2 Dollars|
|Metal :||.925 Silver|
|Weight :||1/2 oz|
|Size :||35.00 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 1,000 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Deep Sea Fish|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Wooden Box :||No|
|Original ETUI box/case :||No|
The pelican eel, Eurypharynx pelecanoides, is a deep-sea fish rarely seen by humans, though it is occasionally caught in fishing nets. It is an eel-like fish and the only known member of the genus Eurypharynx and the family Eurypharyngidae. It belongs to the order Saccopharyngiformes, which is closely related to the true eels in Anguilliformes.
The pelican eel's most notable feature is its large mouth, much larger than its body. The mouth is loosely hinged, and can be opened wide enough to swallow a fish much larger than the eel itself. The pouch-like lower jaw resembles that of a pelican, hence its name. The stomach can stretch and expand to accommodate large meals, although analysis of stomach contents suggests they primarily eat small crustaceans. Despite the great size of the jaws, which occupy about a quarter of the animal's total length, it has only tiny teeth, which would not be consistent with a regular diet of large fish.
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