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Nemichthyidae Kaup, 1859

125432  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125432)

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Description Bathypelagic and mesopelagic: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Very elongate body. Jaws extremely long; the lower jaw...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2024). FishBase. Nemichthyidae Kaup, 1859. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125432 on 2024-07-13
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (PeRMS) Chirichigno, N.; Cornejo, M. (2001). Catálogo comentado de los peces marinos del Perú. <em>2ª ed. Instituto del Mar de Perú. Publicación Especial. Callao.</em> 314 p. [details]   

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, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Description 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]
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English snipe eels  [details]
Japanese シギウナギ科  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål snipeålfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk snipeålfamilien  [details]
Swedish skärfläcksålar  [details]
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