WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthyidae Kaup, 1859

125432  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125432)

accepted
Family
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Bathypelagic and mesopelagic: Atlantic,...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Bathypelagic and mesopelagic: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Very elongate body. Jaws extremely long; the lower jaw shorter than the upper making the jaws nonocclusible, with the exception of ripe males. Pectoral fin present. Dorsal and anal fins united with caudal fin. Large eyes. Preopercle lacking. Frontals partly united. Complete lateral line. Vertebrae 170-750. Sexually mature males undergo distinct changes, like the radical shortening of the jaws and tooth loss.  [details]
Bailly, N. (2015). Nemichthyidae Kaup, 1859. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125432 on 2017-12-14

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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Bathypelagic and mesopelagic: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Very elongate body. Jaws extremely long; the lower jaw shorter than the upper making the jaws nonocclusible, with the exception of ripe males. Pectoral fin present. Dorsal and anal fins united with caudal fin. Large eyes. Preopercle lacking. Frontals partly united. Complete lateral line. Vertebrae 170-750. Sexually mature males undergo distinct changes, like the radical shortening of the jaws and tooth loss.  [details]
 



LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnipe eels  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorシギウナギ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnipeålfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnipeålfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorskärfläcksålar  [details]