Ophidion grayi (Fowler, 1948)
Blotched cusk-eel
Ophidion grayi
photo by Flescher, D.

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Ophidiinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 60 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: South Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Uncommon species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.10.00

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