Panturichthys mauritanicus Pellegrin, 1913
Mauritanian shortface eel
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Family:  Heterenchelyidae (Mud eels)
Max. size:  84 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Guinea.
Biology:  Found on the continental shelf on muddy substrates. Feeds on small annelids, bivalves and crustaceans (Ref. 6721).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.01.99
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.08.94

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