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Nettastoma solitarium  Castle & Smith, 1981

Solitary duckbill eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Etymology: Nettastoma: Greek, netta = duck + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335);  solitarium: From the Latin solitarius meaning solitary, alone, lonely, in reference to the isolated and widely scattered distribution of this species in the Indo-Pacific.

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Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 415 - 610 m (Ref. 40819).   Deep-water

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Indo-West Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge, the Philippines, Australia, and the western Indian Ocean (Ref. 559). Reported from the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 58302).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40819)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Six supraorbital pores, SO5 present. Lateral line pores 42-45. Median vomerine teeth somewhat enlarged. Posterior nostril above anterodorsal corner of eye.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Recorded on video tape outside the coelacanth caves at a depth of 278-340 m (Ref. 58472).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.3 - 11.5, mean 8.5 (based on 154 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00060 (0.00024 - 0.00154), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .