Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Diurnal migrations (Ref. 51024). Feeds on crustaceans. Oviparous, strong sexual dimorphism (Ref. 3247).
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Distribution

off Grand Bank to Argentina
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Worldwide in tropical and temperate waters (Ref. 33390). Western Atlantic: USA to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic: Azores to South Africa. Indian Ocean: Reunion (Ref. 33390). Southwest Pacific: Australia (Ref. 7300) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
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Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas (including Mascarenes).
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 1430 mm NG
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Max. size

143 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27000))
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Diagnostic Description

Pale in color with black lines between vertebrae (Ref. 3248).
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
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Found to depths of 2000 m.
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Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 2000 m (Ref. 27000)
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Depth range based on 31 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 25 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 50.5 - 4914
  Temperature range (°C): 3.408 - 20.213
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.256 - 39.188
  Salinity (PPS): 34.323 - 36.595
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.279 - 5.806
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.077 - 2.749
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.060 - 74.941

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 50.5 - 4914

Temperature range (°C): 3.408 - 20.213

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.256 - 39.188

Salinity (PPS): 34.323 - 36.595

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.279 - 5.806

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.077 - 2.749

Silicate (umol/l): 1.060 - 74.941
 
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Depth: 0 - 2000m.
Recorded at 2000 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic.
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on crustaceans.
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Feeds on crustaceans
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nemichthys curvirostris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Boxer snipe eel

The boxer snipe eel, Nemichthys curvirostris, is a snipe eel of the family Nemichthyidae.

Contents

Habitat

The eel lives at depths of up to 2,000 m.

Description

The length is up to 143 cm.

Biology

Feeds on crustaceans. Reproduction is oviparous.

Notes

Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Nemichthys curvirostris" in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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