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Benthocometes robustus  (Goode & Bean, 1886)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Benthocometes: Greek, benthos = depth of the sea + Greek, kometes, with long hair (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 500 - 1000 m (Ref. 34024).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3686)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Head short and stubby; eyes equal to or greater than length of snout; opercle with 2 posteriorly directed spines; developed rakers on anterior gill arch 7-10; pseudobranchial filaments 5-7 (Ref. 34024).

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Eastern Atlantic: few specimens caught off Cape Bojador in northwest Africa; also from the Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: throughout the Caribbean (Ref. 2733).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Larvae epipelagic (Ref. 34024). Uncommon species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Nielsen, J.G., 1990. Ophidiidae. p. 564-573. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3686)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .