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Lepophidium hubbsi  Robins & Lea, 1978

Panamic cusk-eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Ophidiinae
Etymology: Lepophidium: Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 73 - 209 m (Ref. 91765).   Tropical, preferred ?; 10°N - 4°N, 84°W - 77°W (Ref. 91765)

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Pacific Coast of northern Colombia to Costa Rica.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91765)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 128-134; Anal soft rays: 108 - 113; Vertebrae: 71 - 73. This species have the following characteristics: pyloric caeca usually 4-8 in 2 whorls, typically 2-3 in first 2 whorls and 1in third; usually 3 rudimentary gill rakers on the upper arm of the first arch and 5-7 developed rakers on lower arm, 1-6 rudimentary rakers anteriorly on the lower arm; total gill rakers 9-14; dorsal-fin origin between neural spines 3-4; roof of mouth posterior to the palatine and vomerine tooth patches blackish, also the gill bars, upper pharyngeal region, esophagus, caeca, and anterior part of the intestine; pectoral fins dusky; dorsal and anal fins have a dark edge; males have the anterior rib thickened (Ref. 91765).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Robins, C.R., R.H. Robins and M.E. Brown, 2012. A revision of Lepophidium (Teleoastei, Ophidiidae), with descriptions of eight new species. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 52(1):1-94. (Ref. 91765)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .