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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.13

The eels of the genus Nettenchelys, with description of a new species from Taiwan (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Nettastomatidae)

DAVID G. SMITH, JAMES LIN, HONG-MING CHEN, JOHN J. POGONOSKI

Abstract


The species of the genus Nettenchelys are summarized. Nine species are recognized on the basis of adult specimens: Nettenchelys dionisi Brito, N. erroriensis Karmovskaya, N. exoria Böhlke & Smith, N. gephyra Castle & Smith, N. inion Smith & Böhlke, N. paxtoni Karmovskaya, N. proxima new species, N. pygmaea Smith & Böhlke, and N. taylori Alcock. Another species, N. bellottii (D’Ancona) is based on a larva. Nettenchelys gephyra is redescribed on the basis of additional specimens from northeastern Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia. Nettenchelys proxima new species is described from a specimen from southwestern Taiwan. Nettenchelys sp. reported by Uyeno & Sasaki (1983) is found to be a specimen of Facciolella. Information on larvae is updated based on new knowledge of the genus.

 


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Pisces, eel, new species, Nettastomatidae Nettenchelys

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