Genypterus maculatus (Tschudi, 1846)
Black cusk-eel
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Ophidiinae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Peru to northern Chile.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Common species found in rocky shelf and upper slope waters (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 22.10.07

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