Emmelichthys ruber (Trunov, 1976)
Red rover
photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Family:  Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 100 - 200 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda and Jamaica. Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena Island.
Biology:  Found in the vicinity of oceanic islands (Ref. 6945). Adults occur near the bottom in depths of 100 to 200 m; young are found near the surface. Feeds on larger zooplankton (Ref. 3611).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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