Scientific Name
Saurenchelys fierasfer  
Saurenchelys fierasfer線尾蜥鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) Depth 100 - 600M
Chinese 線尾蜥鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鴨嘴鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F087 Nettastomatidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 線尾蜥鰻 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 絲仔鰻 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan South West、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Wakanoura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea, Western North Pacific. 
Synonyms Chlopsis fierasfer   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Karmovskaya, E. S.  ( 2004)  Benthopelagic bathyal conger eels of families Congridae and Nettastomatidae from the western tropical Pacific, with descriptions of ten new species. J. Ichthyol. v. 44 (Suppl. 1): S1-S32.  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1901 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057266. ASIZP0057971. ASIZP0057972. ASIZP0060174. ASIZP0060863. ASIZP0060871. ASIZP0063628. ASIZP0065228. ASIZP0801150. ASIZP0900186. ASIZP0900383. ASIZP0901239. ASIZP0911150 . CAS28161. CAS35145. FRIP00243. FRIP00244. FRIP01379. NMMBP02814. NMMBP03509. NMMBP03535. NMMBP03703. NMMBP05704. NMMBP08838. NMMSTP00910. NTMP0059. NTMP0369. NTMP1130. NTMP1142. NTOU-AE5485. NTOU-AE5737. NTUM03105. SIO70-274j. USNM00217408. USNM00269766.  
Common Name Duck-billed eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very elongate, tapering tail. BD. 48, HL. 11 in TL.; eye 11, snout 2.5 in HL.; Tail 2.8 in length of head and trunk. Jaws projected, lower jaw shorter than upper where intermaxillary teeth exposed. Snout pointed. Anterior nostrils in slits at snout tip. Posterior nostrils slits in front of eyes. Tongue fixed. Teeth small, caniniform. Intermaxillary teeth small canines forming a round bunch. Vomer with a row of 9-11 canines. Gill opening small. Pectoral fin absent. Origin of dorsal fin behind gill opening. Lateral line present, pores distinct. Color in formalin pale white, blackish in dorsal, snout and interorbital. Tail fin black posteriorly.
habitats Deep-sea fishes. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and the East China Sea to the South China Sea. 
Utility Low utility.