Nettastomidae

plural noun

Net·​ta·​stom·​i·​dae
ˌnetəˈstäməˌdē
: a family of slender fragile-bodied deep-sea eels (order Apodes) that have an elongated upper jaw and thin black-pigmented skin

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Nettastoma, type genus (from Greek nētta duck + New Latin -stoma) + -idae

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“Nettastomidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nettastomidae. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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