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Nemichthys larseni  Nielsen & Smith, 1978

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Nemichthyidae (Snipe eels)
Etymology: Nemichthys: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  larseni: Named for Verner Larsen, who began the study of this species while at the University of Copenhagen..   More on author: Nielsen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 58302).   Deep-water; 47°N - 17°N, 170°E - 105°W

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 161 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40789)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 173-222; Anal soft rays: 164 - 208. Most easily distinguished from N. scolopaceus by its pale color; has more postorbital and preopercular pores. Rectangle formed by the lateral line pores is shorter and higher than in scolopaceus. Resembles N. curvirostris in its pale color but the subcutaneous dark bars are not as evident. May be instantly distinguished from curvirostris by the more numerous postorbital and preopercular pores and the much shorter and higher rectangle formed by the lateral line pores. Has smaller teeth than curvirostris.

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Eastern Pacific: Oregon, USA to central Mexico, including the Gulf of California; also Hawaii and north of Hawaii to about 38°N.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Nielsen, J.G. and D.G. Smith, 1978. The eel family Nemichthyidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Carlsberg Found., Dana-Rept. No. 88:71 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6270   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.99000 (nan - nan), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (63 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.