Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae
Etymology: Facciolella: Latin, diminutive of falx, falcis = sickle (Ref. 45335); gilbertii: gilberti for Charles H. Gilberti, 1859-1928, a distinguished American ichthyologist (Ref. 4525).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 935 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water, preferred ?
Eastern Central Pacific: off Point Conception in California, USA to Panama (at least), and offshore for several hundred miles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 61.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4525)
Inhabit scattering layers to depths of several thousand feet. Known to eat small, deep-sea crustaceans. Also captured mostly in bottom trawls (Ref. 4525). Oviparous (Ref. 35597). Planktonic leptocephali (Ref. 35597).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Charter, S.R., 1996. Nettastomatidae: duckbill eels. p. 135-139. In H.G. Moser (ed.) The early stages of fishes in the California Current region. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) Atlas No. 33. 1505 p. (Ref. 35597)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00066 (0.00025 - 0.00174), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.40; tm=3-4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .