Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Nettastomatidae
Etymology: Nettenchelys: Greek, netta = duck + Greek, enchelys, -yos = eel (Ref. 45335); taylori: Named after Commander A. Dundas Taylor, late Indian Navy, who, in 1874 was chiefly instrumental in reviving the Marine Survey of India. More on author: Alcock.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range - 786 m (Ref. 40819), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: known only from the holotype collected in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 53.3 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Posterior nostril far behind occiput, posterior to midpoint between snout tip and anus. Median supratemporal pore absent. Anterior vomerine teeth not enlarged. Predorsal 34% preanal, head 33% preanal.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, D.G., J.E. Böhlke and P.H.J. Castle, 1981. A revision of the nettastomatid eel genera Nettastoma and Nettenchelys (Pisces: Anguilliformes), with descriptions of six new species. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 94(2):535-560. (Ref. 40819)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00089 (0.00036 - 0.00223), b=2.98 (2.76 - 3.20), 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
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .