Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Nettastomatidae  
 Genus Saurenchelys  
  Saurenchelys fierasfer  (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Chlopsis fierasfer  details
Citation:
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.
Character: 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. 
Habitat: Deep-sea fishes. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and the East China Sea to the South China Sea. 
Utility: Low utility. 
Name Code: 380787
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