Nettenchelys dionisi Brito, 1989
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Family:  Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Max. size:  62 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 350 - 400 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 132-165. Posterior nostril is located on the dorsal side of the head midway between the posterior margin of the eye and supratemporal commissure; presence of median row of large teeth in the anterior part of the vomer (Ref. 42678).
Biology:  Benthic feeder.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 20.08.01
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.02

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