Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae
Etymology: Nettenchelys: Greek, netta = duck + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335); erroriensis: Named after Error Seamount, its type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 395 - 420 m (Ref. 42678). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Error Seamount.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.5 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Posterior nostril situated on dorsal side of head before dorsal fin origin; medial row of large teeth in anterior part of vomer absent; in posterior part of vomer, rows of teeth separated by a space along the midline; unpaired pore of supratemporal commissure absent; antedorsal distance 37.7%, head length 38.5% of anteanal distance (Ref. 42678).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karmovskaya, E.S., 1994. Nettenchelys erroriensis sp. nova (Nettastomatidae, Anguilliformes), a new species from the Error Seamount in the northwestern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 34(8):121-125. (Ref. 42678)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [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
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .