Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae
Etymology: Facciolella: Latin, diminutive of falx, falcis = sickle (Ref. 45335); karreri: Named in honor of Dr. Christine Karrer, Hamburg, in recognition of her contributions to the knowledge of Anguilliformes of the western Indian Ocean and her studies on deep-sea fishes of the Red Sea of the Senckenberg-Museum.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 700 - 2000 m (Ref. 40802). Deep-water
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40802)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Probably inhabiting holes found on soft sea-bottom.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Klausewitz, W., 1995. Deep water and deep-sea fishes of the Red Sea. XIX. Description of a new species of the deep-sea eel genus Facciolella (Pisces: Osteichthyes: Anguilliformes: Nettastomatidae). Senckenbergiana marit. 26(1/2):45-50. (Ref. 40802)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 21.7 - 21.8, mean 21.7 °C (based on 11 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00060 (0.00023 - 0.00155), 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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .