Otophidium dormitator Böhlke & Robins, 1959
Sleeper cusk-eel
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Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Ophidiinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida (USA) and the Bahamas to Yucatan, Mexico and the Lesser Antilles.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Rare species benthic from the shore to 15 m depth (Ref. 34024). Usually on coral sand near reefs (Ref. 7251). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.05.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.08.94

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