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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Name from Greek 'skythros' for angry or sullen and 'enchelys' for an eel, referring to the facial expression of the included species. Treated as feminine according to Opinion 95 of the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 1970.
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Named in reference to its ability to ingest very large prey.
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
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