Ophidion galeoides (Gilbert, 1890)
Striped cusk eel
photo by FAO

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Ophidiinae
Max. size:  21.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 17 - 75 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: outer coast of Baja California and northern Gulf of California to the Gulf of Panama.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Uncommon species found from near shore to 75 m depth (Ref. 34024). Inhabit bottoms with fine sand, mud, rubble or marine plants, at moderate depths (Ref. 9329). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205). Frequently caught by shrimp trawlers (Ref. 9329). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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