Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Aphyonidae
(Blind cusk eels)
Etymology: Nybelinella: Because of Nybelin, a Swedish botanist, expert in fishes and fungus.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 4640 - 5440 m (Ref. 34024). Deep-water; 45°N - 27°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6527)
Eastern Atlantic: between 42°38.5'N, 13°31'W and 42°42'N, 13°28'W (Ref. 7408), holotype from 1°03'N, 18°40'W. Western Atlantic: off the Bahamas.
Rare species (Ref. 34024). Viviparous (Ref. 6527).
Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 34024)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .