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Table 2 Morphometric data of Nemichthys scolopaceus from Lower Central America (This study) and comparative data

From: New records of snipe eels (Anguilliformes: Nemichthyidae) from the Pacific coast of lower Central America

Measurements Puget Sound, USA (Jordan & Gilbert 1881) Strait of Messina, Italy (Genovese 1954) Aegen Sea, Turkey (Bilecenoglu et al. 2006) Lower Central America
Females and immature males (n = 16) Mature male (n = 1)
MBD/SL (%) 1.54 0.69 0.98–1.68 0.77–2.18 2.03
HL/SL (%) 9.81 6.79 9.11–9.15 5.55–14.58 7.32
Sn-L/HL (%) 80.95 68.11 64.64–66.67 50.42–70.31 19.16
Sn-D/SL (% 6.60 3.27 6.10–12.73 4.64
Sn-Pec/SL (%) 7.19 4.10 7.96–15.36 8.39
Sn-A/SL (%) 7.98 4.97 8.17–16.04 9.15
ID/HL (%) 6.52 4.53 2.40–5.47 10.31
ED/HL (%) 8.57 7.24 8.27–10.83 4.92–8.60 15.72
SL (mm) 543.5 1015 820.5–974.0 192–893 556
  1. Acronyms are listed in Table 1. Unavailable measurements are represented with an en-dash (−)