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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Derichthyidae Longneck eels

Genus: Nessorhamphus

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Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Nessorhamphus danae
[Blackbelly spoonbill eel]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 59.8 cm TL
Nessorhamphus ingolfianus (Schmidt, 1912)

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Nessorhamphus ingolfianus
[Duckbill oceanic eel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Nessorhamphus danae Blackbelly spoonbill eel Atlantic, Indian and West 30 TL 1931
Nessorhamphus ingolfianus Duckbill oceanic eel Eastern Atlantic 59.8 TL 1912



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