Venefica procera (Goode & Bean, 1883)
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Family:  Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)
Max. size:  108.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 326 - 2304 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Suriname, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 200-205. Other characteristics: Color brown to gray, with vertical fins edged in black and stomach and intestine black. Lateral line to anus number 60-64.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.02.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 23.07.08

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