Porogadus abyssalis Nybelin, 1957
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Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Neobythitinae
Max. size:  20.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 5300 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: known from the holotype collected north of the Romanche Trench and reported from 2 specimens off northeastern Brazil.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 34024). 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: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 July 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.03.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.05.07
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.10.00

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