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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2022-04-05
Page range: 490-492
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The second known specimen of a rare duckbill eel, Nettenchelys taylori Alcock, 1898, collected from the Solomon Islands (Nettastomatidae)

National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 2Institute of Marine Biology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 3Australian Museum, Sydney 2010, Australia (Research Associate)
Smithonian Institution, Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland, U.S.A.
Pisces Nettastomatidae


  1. Alcock, A.W. (1898) Natural history notes from H. M. Indian marine survey ship “Investigator,” Commander T. H. Heming, R. N., commanding.—Series II., No. 25. A note on the deep-sea fishes, with descriptions of some new genera and species, including another probably viviparous ophidioid. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 7, 2 (8), 136‒156.
    Smith, D.G., Böhlke, J.E. & Castle, P.H.J. (1981) A revision of the nettastomatid eel genera Nettastoma and Nettenchelys (Pisces: Anguilliformes), with descriptions of six new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 94 (2), 535‒560.
    Smith, D.G., Lin, J., Chen, H.M. & Pogonoski, J.J. (2015) The eels of the genus Nettenchelys, with description of a new species from Taiwan (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Nettastomatidae). Zootaxa, 4060 (1), 105‒120.