Avocettina bowersii (Garman, 1899)
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Family:  Nemichthyidae (Snipe eels)
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 92 - 641 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: California, USA to Peru (Ref. 32364), extending to Chile (Ref. 9068).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Type specimen taken from a depth of 2,692 m (Ref. 33021). Oviparous, with planktonic leptocephali (Ref. 32364). Degenerative changes in males and females suggest semelparity (Ref. 32364).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.02.00
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.08.03

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