Dysomma brevirostre (Facciolà, 1887)
Pignosed arrowtooth eel
photo by Costa, F.

Family:  Synaphobranchidae (Cutthroat eels), subfamily: Ilyophinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 200 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Madeira Island and Gulf of Guinea including western Mediterranean (Ligurian Sea, Messina). Western Atlantic: off Florida, USA. Eastern Pacific: Hawaii.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 193-204. Pale body color. No pectoral fin.
Biology:  Found on the upper continental slope (Ref. 5235), over soft substrate (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 08.06.07
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 24.08.94

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