Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 110 - 1762 m (Ref. 75877). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6347)
Eel-like, moderate to relatively deep body depth; dorsal-fin origin anterior to anal-fin origin; dorsal and anal fin radials elongate and frail; swim bladder small, not filling visceral cavity and not reaching past anus; lacking rockerbone, cardiform teeth and intrinsic swim bladder constrictions or tunic ridges (Ref. 34024).
Circumtropical excluding the eastern tropical Pacific.
An uncommon, free-living species (Ref. 34024) and benthic or pelagic (Ref. 58302).
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
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .