Nettenchelys pygmaea Smith & Böhlke, 1981
Pygmy pikeconger
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Family:  Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Max. size:  20.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 128 - 280 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico and off Venezuela. Probably fairly widely distributed in the western Atlantic (Ref. 40819).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 220-250. Anterior median vomerine teeth enlarged. Posterior nostril on top of head just behind posterior margin of eye. Mature at 15-20 cm TL. Other characteristics: Color brown, slightly darker dorsally than ventrally. Lateral line pores to anus number 40-42 (Ref. 37039).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Recorded from off western Venezuela (Ref. 40819). Also Ref. 37039.

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.02.02
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.02

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