Facciolella oxyrhynchus (Bellotti, 1883)
Facciola's sorcerer
Facciolella oxyrhynchus
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Max. size:  64.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 30 - 731 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: southern Portugal to Angola including the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas in the Mediterranean.
Biology:  The young are sometimes found in caves, larger specimens caught deeper. Feeds mainly on decapod natantia (Ref. 4776).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 4776.

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 08.02.21
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 08.02.21

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