Bassozetus glutinosus (Alcock, 1890)
Glutin assfish
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Neobythitinae
Max. size:  66.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1500 - 2040 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: off East Africa to probably Hawaii and also off New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 120-127; Anal soft rays: 101-103; Vertebrae: 66-71. Snout inflated; eyes much smaller than snout; opercular spine weak or absent; preopercle without spines and posteriorly expanded almost reaching posterior margin of opercle; pseudobranchial filaments 2 (Ref. 34024).
Biology:  Benthopelagic at bathyal and abyssal depths (Ref. 56809); found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Uncommon species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.03.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.06.10
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.09.00

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