Neobythites nigriventris Nielsen, 2002
Blackbelly cusk
Neobythites nigriventris
photo by Graham, K.

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Neobythitinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 338 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: eastern Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  A benthic species found on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154). Reproductive strategy possibly similar to other members of this family featuring oviparity, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.08.03
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 09.09.08

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