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Anguilliformes - Nemichthyidae

Nemichthys scolopaceus (Slender Snipe Eel)

Illustration Meristics Life History ELH Descr. Distribution Footnotes
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Ref 1: Castle, P.H. 1984.
Notacanthiformes and Anguilliformes: Development. In H.G. Moser, W.J. Richards, D.M. Cohen, M.P. Fahay, A.W. Kendall, Jr., and S.L Richardson (eds.), Ontogeny and systematics of fishes. Spec. Publ. 1, Am. Soc. Ichthyol. Herpetol., p. 62-93. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, 760 p.
Ref 2: Castle, P.H., and N.S. Raju. 1975.
Some rare leptocephali from the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans. Dana-Rep. Carlsberg Found. 85, 25 p.
Ref 3: Charter, S.R. 1996.
Nemichthyidae: Snipe eels. In H.G. Moser (ed.), The early stages of fishes in the California Current region. CalCOFI Atlas 33, p. 122-129. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, 1505 p.
Ref 4: Fahay, M.P. 2007.
Nemichthyidae. In M.P. Fahay, Early stages of fishes in the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Vol I, p. 140-147. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 931 p.
Ref 5: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, Jr., D.M. Blood, and B.M. Vinter. 1989.
Laboratory guide to early life history stages of Northeast Pacific fishes. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 80, 652 p.
Ref 6: Nielsen, J.G., and D.G. Smith. 1978.
The eel family Nemichthyidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Dana-Rep. Carlsberg Found. 88, 71 p.


A, C - G: Smith, D.G. 1979.
Guide to the leptocephali (Elopiformes, Anguilliformes, and Notacanthiformes). NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS Circ. 424, 39 p.
B: Smith, D.G. 1989.
Family Nemichthyidae: Leptocephali. In E.B. Bohlke (ed.), Fishes of the Western North Atlantic Mem. Sears. Found. Mar. Res., No. 1, Part 9, Vol II, p. 925-932. Allen Press, Inc, Lawrence, Kansas, 1055 p.

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