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Nettenchelys taylori

(Nettenchelys taylori)


Nettenchelys taylori is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae (duckbill/witch eels). It was described by Alfred William Alcock in 1898. It is a marine, deep-water dwelling eel which is known from a single specimen from India, in the western Indian Ocean. From the specimen it is known to dwell at a depth of 786 metres (2,579 ft), and females are known to reach a total length of 53.3 centimetres (21.0 in). The species epithet "taylori" refers to Commander A. Dundas Taylor of the Indian Navy, credited by the author as playing a notable role in the revival of the Marine Survey of India in 1874.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Actinopterygii
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