Silver pikeconger

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Silver pikeconger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Nettastomatidae
Genus: Hoplunnis
Species: H. pacifica
Binomial name
Hoplunnis pacifica
Lane & Stewart, 1968

The silver pikeconger[1] (Hoplunnis pacifica) is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae (duckbill/witch eels).[2] It was described by E. David Lane and Kenneth W. Stewart in 1968.[3] It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the eastern Pacific Ocean. Males can reach a maximum total length of 125 centimetres (49 in), but more commonly reach a TL of 60 centimetres (24 in).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names of Hoplunnis pacifica at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Hoplunnis pacifica at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Lane, E. D. and K. W. Stewart, 1968 [ref. 7904] A revision of the genus Hoplunnis Kaup (Apodes, Muraenesocidae), with a description of a new species. Contributions in Marine Science v. 13: 51-64.