Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae
Etymology: Nettenchelys: Greek, netta = duck + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335); dionisi: Named in honor of Gustavo Perez-Dionis in recognition of his contributions to the study of the Canary Island marine fauna.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 350 - 400 m (Ref. 39613). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Atlantic: Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39613)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 132 - 165. Posterior nostril is located on the dorsal side of the head midway between the posterior margin of the eye and supratemporal commissure; presence of median row of large teeth in the anterior part of the vomer (Ref. 42678).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Brito, A., 1989. Nettenchelys dionisi, a new species of nettastomatid eel (Pisces: Anguilliformes) from the Canary Islands. Copeia 1989(4):876-880. (Ref. 39613)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00060 (0.00023 - 0.00156), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .