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Venefica procera

(Venefica procera)

Description

Venefica procera is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae (duckbill/witch eels). It was described by George Brown Goode and Tarleton Hoffman Bean in 1883, originally under the genus Nettastoma. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling eel which is known from the western central Atlantic Ocean, including North Carolina, USA, Suriname, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It dwells at a depth range of 326 to 2,304 metres (1,070 to 7,559 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 109 centimetres (43 in).

Taxonomic tree:

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