Avocettina acuticeps (Regan, 1916)
Southern fintail snipe eel
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Family:  Nemichthyidae (Snipe eels)
Max. size:  77 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 2000 m
Distribution:  Southern region of all oceans except the Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dark brown to black in color (Ref. 3248). Dorsal rays 325-436, anal rays 280-368 (Ref. 3248).
Biology:  Apparently entering the upper water column (Ref. 47377).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 10.01.21
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.08.94

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