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Facciolella saurencheloides  (D'Ancona, 1928)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Etymology: Facciolella: Latin, diminutive of falx, falcis = sickle (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 700 - 2000 m (Ref. 9942).   Deep-water

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea. Larvae were reported from the northwestern Indian Ocean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Floating or actively swimming larvae seem to live in the upper pelagic region. In the Red Sea, metamorphosing or post metamorphosed stages seem to descend vertically down to the deep-sea bottom.

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Klausewitz, W., 1994. Comparative studies on the vertical distribution of bathybenthic deep-sea fishes of the Red Sea. Proc. IPFC 4:462-468. (Ref. 9942)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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