Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Anguilliformes > Family: Nemichthyidae > Genus: Nemichthys > Species: Nemichthys scolopaceus

Atlantic snipe eel - Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Álsnípa Icelandic Fishbase
Ata oceanica Romanian Fishbase
Atlantic snipe eel English Fishbase
Avocette ruban French Fishbase
Langhalet sneppeål Danish Fishbase
Nitkodziobek Polish Fishbase
Nokka-ankerias Finnish Fishbase
Sneppeål Norwegian Fishbase
Trådål Swedish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Paravocettinops trilinearis Kanazawa & Maul, 1967
Leptorhynchus leuchtenbergi Lowe, 1852
Nematoprora polygonifera Gilbert, 1905
Belonopsis leuchtenbergi (Lowe, 1852)
Nemichthys avocetta Jordan & Gilbert, 1881
Nemichthys acanthonotus Alcock, 1894
Investigator acanthonotus (Alcock, 1894)
Nemichthys fronto Garman, 1899
Nemichthys mediterraneus Ariola, 1904
Leptocephalus andreae Schmidt, 1912
Leptocephalus canaricus Lea, 1913
Cercomitus flagellifer Weber, 1913
Tilurella gaussiana Pappenheim, 1914
Serrivomer sector (non Garman, 1878)
Nemichthys gaussiana (Pappenheim, 1914)
Nemichthys scolopacea Richardson, 1848
Nemichthys scalopaceus Richardson, 1848

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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