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Nettenchelys paxtoni

(Nettenchelys paxtoni)

Description

Nettenchelys paxtoni is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae (duckbill/witch eels). It was described by Emma Stanislavovna Karmovskaya in 1999. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from Vanuatu, in the western Pacific Ocean. Males can reach a maximum total length of 24.8 centimetres (9.8 in). The species epithet "paxtoni" was given in honour of John Paxton.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Nettastomatidae
Genus:Nettenchelys
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