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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthyidae 
AphiaID: 125432

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes
Source  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]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnipe eels  [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]
Direct child
taxa (13)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAvocettina
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLabichthys Gill & Ryder, 1883
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilurus Kölliker, 1853

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAvocettinops accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAvocettina
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelonopsis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBorodinula accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAvocettina
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCercomitus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorInvestigator accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptorhynchus Lowe, 1852 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNematoprora accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParavocettinops accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilurella accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemichthys Richardson, 1848
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125432
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Nemichthyidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125432 on 2014-09-22
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