Duckbill oceanic eel
|Duckbill oceanic eel|
The Duckbill oceanic eel (Nessorhamphus ingolfianus, also known as the Duckbilled eel or the Ingolf duckbill eel) is an eel in the family Derichthyidae (longneck eels). It was described by Johannes Schmidt in 1912. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from France, Morocco, the Cape of Good Hope, and South Africa in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, as well as from the western Atlantic, southwestern Indian, and southwestern Pacific. It dwells at a depth range of 0–1800 metres, inhabiting the mesopelagic zone. Males can reach a maximum total length of 58.9 centimetres.
- Synonyms of Nessorhamphus ingolfianus at www.fishbase.org.
- Common names for Nessorhamphus ingolfianus at www.fishbase.org.
- Nessorhamphus ingolfianus at www.fishbase.org.
- Schmidt, E. J., 1912 [ref. 18702] Contributions to the biology of some North Atlantic species of eels. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, Kjøbenhavn. v. 64: 39-51, Pl. 3.
- Food items reported for Nessorhamphus ingolfianus at www.fishbase.org.
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