Definition of Nettastomidae
: a family of slender fragile-bodied deep-sea eels (order Apodes) that have an elongated upper jaw and thin black-pigmented skin
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Origin and Etymology of nettastomidae
New Latin, from Nettastoma, type genus (from Greek nētta duck + New Latin -stoma) + -idae
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