Hoplunnis macrura Ginsburg, 1951
Freckled pike-conger
Hoplunnis macrura
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Max. size:  54.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 55 - 310 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: western and southern Gulf of Mexico and from Colombia to mouth of the Amazon River.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 227-245. Light yellowish brown, with small brown spots dorsally; vertical fins edged in black posteriorly (Ref. 37039).
Biology:  Minimum depth reported from Ref. 37039.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.08.03
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.94

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