Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Parabrotulidae
Etymology: Leucobrotula: Greek, leykos = white + Latin, brotula, -ae = little, bud, shoot (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic. Deep-water; 60°N - 35°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 36126)
Northeast Atlantic: all 7 known specimens reported from this area.
7 specimens known (Ref. 36126).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G., 1986. Parabrotulidae. p. 1151-1152. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol 3. (Ref. 36126)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.1250 [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
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .