Facciolella equatorialis (Gilbert, 1891)
Dogface witch eel
photo by Butler, J.

Family:  Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Max. size:  90 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 64 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Point Conception, California, USA to Panama, and Guadalupe and Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Color uniformly brown.
Biology:  Feeds on small deep-sea crustaceans (Ref. 28023). Caught well offshore in pelagic waters to depths of several hundred meters (Ref. 28023).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.02.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 24.10.14

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