Family Nettastomatidae - Duckbill eels
  Order
:
Nettastomatidae Nettastomatidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 6 | Species : 42 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   middle   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Tropical and warm temperate. Elongated and narrow head and snout. Mouth large. Tail sharply tapering. Adults usually without pectoral fin (present only in Hoplunnis). Vertebrae usually 190-280. Maximum length about 100 cm.
  Etymology
:
Greek, netta, nessa = duck + Greek, stoma = mouth ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Elopocephalai | | Elopomorpha | | | | | | | | | | Anguilliformes | | | Nettastomatidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Nettastomatidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Nettastoma melanura Rafinesque, 1810
acceptedseniororiginal
! Mettastoma melanurum Rafinesque, 1810
synonymseniororiginal
! Nettastoma melanorum Rafinesque, 1810
synonymseniororiginal
! Nettastoma melanurum Rafinesque, 1810
synonymseniororiginal
! Muraenophis saga Risso, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena saga (Risso, 1810)
synonymjuniornew
Murenophis saga Risso, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Nettastoma saga (Risso, 1810)
synonymjuniornew
Hyoprorus messanensis Kölliker, 1853
synonymjuniororiginal
! Hyoprorus messinensis Kölliker, 1853
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Nettastoma mendax Facciolà, 1893
synonymjuniororiginal
Osorina guentheri (Osorio, 1909)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Nettastoma parviceps Günther, 1877
acceptedseniororiginal
Metopomycter parviceps (Günther, 1877)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Nettastoma denticulatus (Gilbert, 1905)
synonymjuniornew
Nettastoma solitarium Castle & Smith, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettastoma syntresis Smith & Böhlke, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettastoma falcinaris Parin & Karmovskaya, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Hoplunnis schmidtii Kaup, 1859
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplunnis diomediana Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal
! Hoplunnis diomedianus Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplunnis sicarius (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplunnis punctata Regan, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal
! Hoplunnis punctatus Regan, 1915
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplunis schmidti (non Kaup, 1860)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hoplunnis diomediana (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Facciolella physonema (non Facciolà, 1914)
misappliedmisappliednew
Hoplunnis macrura Ginsburg, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal
! Hoplunnis macrurus Ginsburg, 1951
synonymseniororiginal
Hoplunnis tenuis Ginsburg, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplunnis pacifica Lane & Stewart, 1968
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplunnis megista Smith & Kanazawa, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplunnis similis Smith, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettastoma elongatum Kotthaus, 1968
synonymjuniororiginal
Saurenchelys fierasfer (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
acceptedseniornew
Chlopsis fierasfer Jordan & Snyder, 1901
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Saurenchelys finitimus (Whitley, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
Chlopsis finitimus Whitley, 1935
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Saurenchelys meteori Klausewitz & Zajonz, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Saurenchelys taiwanensis Karmovskaya, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Venefica procera (Goode & Bean, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
Nettastoma procerum Goode & Bean, 1883
synonymseniororiginal
Venefica proboscidea (Vaillant, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Venefica ocella Garman, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettenchelys exoria Böhlke & Smith, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
! Nettenchelys exorius Böhlke & Smith, 1981
synonymseniororiginal
Nettenchelys gephyra Castle & Smith, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettenchelys inion Smith & Böhlke, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettenchelys pygmaea Smith & Böhlke, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
! Nettenchelys pygmaeus Smith & Böhlke, 1981
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettenchelys erroriensis Karmovskaya, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Nettenchelys paxtoni Karmovskaya, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Facciolella oxyrhyncha (Bellotti, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Faccionella oxyrhyncha (Bellotti, 1883)
synonymseniornew
Nettastomella physonima Facciolà, 1914
synonymjuniororiginal
Facciolella physonema (Facciolà, 1914)
synonymjuniornew
Facciolella physonima (Facciolà, 1914)
synonymjuniornew
Nettastoma melanurum (non Rafinesque, 1810)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Saurenchelys cancrivora (non Peters, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Facciolella equatorialis (Gilbert, 1891)
acceptedseniornew
Chlopsis equatorialis Gilbert, 1891
synonymseniororiginal
Facciolella gilbertii (Garman, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Chlopsis gilbertii Garman, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
! Facciolella gilberti (Garman, 1899)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Facciolella castlei Parin & Karmovskaya, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
Facciolella karreri Klausewitz, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Leptocephalus bellotii D'Ancona, 1928
synonymseniororiginal
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