Thread Sawtooth Eel, Serrivomer bertini Bauchot-Boutin 1959

Other Names: Thread Eel

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Bray, D.J. 2024, Serrivomer bertini in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,

Thread Sawtooth Eel, Serrivomer bertini Bauchot-Boutin 1959

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Off Port Macquarie, New South Wales, to  off Rottnest Island, Western Australia; also Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific from off New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu and Chile.

Species Citation

Serrivomer bertini Bauchot-Boutin 1959, Dana Reports 48: 132. Type locality: north of New Zealand, ~1750m [12°02'S, 96°43'E]. 


Bray, D.J. 2024


Australian Faunal Directory

Thread Sawtooth Eel, Serrivomer bertini Bauchot-Boutin 1959


Bauchot-Boutin, M.-L. 1959. Etude des larves leptocéphales du groupe Leptocephalus lanceolatus Strömman et identification à la famille des Serrivomeridae. Dana Reports 48: 1-148 figs 1-105 pls 1-2

Smith, D.G. 1999. Families Colocongridae, Derichthyidae, Muraenesocidae, Nemichtyhyidae, Congridae, Nettastomatidae, Serrivomeridae, Cyematidae, Saccopharyngidae, Eurypharyngidae, Monognathidae. pp. 1670-1697 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068.

Smith, D.G. & Stewart, A.L. 2015. 45 Family Serrivomeridae, pp. 288-290, in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 2 pp. 1-576.

Smith, D.G., Tighe, K. & McCosker, J. 2022. Serrivomer bertini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T199103A2559390. Accessed on 07 March 2024.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37075002

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:100-1830 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

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