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Venefica tentaculata

(Venefica tentaculata)

Description

Venefica tentaculata is an eel in the family Nettastomatidae (duckbill/witch eels). It was described by Samuel Garman in 1899. It is a marine, subtropical eel which is known from the eastern central and northwestern Pacific Ocean, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Japan, and the United States. It dwells at a depth range of 100 to 500 metres (330 to 1,640 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 90.0 centimetres (35.4 in). Due to the relatively wide distribution of this species, and the estimated unlikelihood of major threats, due to its deep water habitat, the IUCN redlist currently lists V. tentaculata as Least Concern.

Taxonomic tree:

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