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Saurenchelys taiwanensis  Karmovskaya, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Etymology: Saurenchelys: Greek, sauros = lizard + Greek,enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335);  taiwanensis: Stated to be named for its type locality; however, it was Philippines and not Taiwan that was identified to be the occurrence of the holotype.

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Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1043 - 1102 m (Ref. 54804).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific: Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54804)

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Diagnosis: The origin of the dorsal fin is above the gill opening. Teeth on vomer 3 rows with 17 large teeth in the medial row. Pterygoid is elongated and narrow. Lateral line pores to vent 32. Rays of the dorsal fin to the beginning of anal fin 62. Vertebrae more than 199 , trunk vertebrae 59. The swim bladder does not reach anus. Light gastrointestinal tract (Ref. 54804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Karmovskaya, E.S., 2004. Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the Western Tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):S1-S32. (Ref. 54804)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00060 (0.00024 - 0.00154), 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):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .