Nettastoma syntresis Smith & Böhlke, 1981
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Family:  Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Max. size:  55 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 641 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: off the Bahamas and Cuba and in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 201-201. Normally 6 supraorbital pores, SO5 present. Lateral line pores 38-41. Median vomerine teeth not enlarged. Posterior nostril near anterodorsal margin of eye. Other characteristics: Color brown to gray, with vertical fins edged in black (Ref. 37039).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.02.02
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 23.07.08

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