Lycenchelys muraena (Collett, 1878)
Moray wolf eel
Hav-ålebrosme
Lycenchelys muraena
photo by DESCNA

Family:  Zoarcidae (Eelpouts), subfamily: Lycodinae
Max. size:  22.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 350 - 1700 m
Distribution:  Arctic: Norwegian Sea, Kara Sea and Northwest -and East Greenland.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Benthic on muddy bottoms at 622-1,175 m, with temperatures below 0°C. Feeds on small crustaceans (Ref. 4695).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Museum: 325 km west-southwest of Bodø, ZMUO J4538 (holotype) (Ref. 51665).

Entered by: Dalsgaard, Anne Johanne Tang - 23.10.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 09.07.08
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 12.03.99

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