Deepwater Neck Eel, Derichthys serpentinus Gill 1884


Other Names: Deep-water Neck Eel, Longneck Eel, Narrownecked Oceanic Eel

Deepwater Neck Eel, Derichthys serpentinus - North Norfolk Ridge, SE of Norfolk Island, midwater trawl, 200-220 m. Source: Robin McPhee & Mark McGrouther / NORFANZ Founding Parties. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A rare deep-water mesopelagic eel.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Derichthys serpentinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1697

Deepwater Neck Eel, Derichthys serpentinus Gill 1884

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Distribution

An epi-/mesopelagic eel, usually found at depths of 500-2,000 m, although adults have been collected from shallower depths.

Feeding

Feeds mostly on small mesopelagic crustaceans.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Deepwater Neck Eel, Derichthys serpentinus Gill 1884

References


Bauchot, M.-L. and Saldanha, L. 1986. Derichthyidae (including Nessorhamphidae), pp. 575-576. In: P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen & E. Tortonese (eds) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, UNESCO, Paris, France.

Beebe, W. 1935. Deep-sea fishes of the Bermuda Oceanographic expeditions. Family Derichthyidae. Zoologica 20(1): 1-23.

Castle, P.H.J. 1970. Distribution, larval growth, and metamorphosis of the eel Derichthys serpentinus. Copeia 1970(3): 444-452.

Castle, P.H.J. 1986. Derichthyidae, pp. 191-192. In: M.M. Smith & P.C. Heemstra (eds), Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

Castonguay, L.D. & McCleave, J.D. 1987. Distribution of leptocephali of the oceanic species Derichthys serpentinus and Nessorhamphus ingolfianus (family Derichthyidae) in the western Sargasso Sea in relation to physical oceanography. Bulletin of Marine Science 41(1): 907-821.

Charter, S.R. 1996. Derichthyidae: longneck eels. In: H.G. Moser (ed.), The early stages of fishes in the California Current region, pp. 119-121. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI).
Smith, D. & Clarke, T.A. 2010. Derichthys serpentinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155093A4700478. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T155093A4700478.en . Downloaded on 18 September 2015.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37073003

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Habitat:Meso- to bathypelagic

Max Size:40 cm TL

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