Ophidion puck  Lea & Robins, 2003

Pallid cusk-eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Ophidiinae
Etymology: Ophidion: Diminutive of Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335);  puck: Name from Shakepeare's Midsummers Night's Dream character Puck, a tricky fairy in the service of King Oberon; noun in apposition..   More on author: Robins.

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Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 348 - 384 m (Ref. 81834).   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: Mexico and near Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81834)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 129-130; Anal soft rays: 100 - 101; Vertebrae: 70. This species possess the following diagnostic characters: D 129-130; A 100-101; pectoral-fin rays 21-22; vertebrae, precaudal 17-18, caudal 52- 53, total 70; gill rakers on first arch 6, 2 rudiments on upper arm, 4 short, developed essentially equal rakers on lower arm (Ref. 81834).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Lea, R.N. and C.R. Robins, 2003. Four new species of the genus Ophidion (Pisces: Ophidiidae) from the western Atlantic Ocean. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Scientific Papers No. 31:1-9. (Ref. 81834)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .