Ophidion rochei Müller, 1845
Ophidion rochei
photo by FAO

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Ophidiinae
Max. size:  29.25 cm TL (male/unsexed); 29.25 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 150 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea: western and northern regions. Also known from the Black Sea.
Biology:  Uncommon species found in the shallows and to 150 m depth (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 February 2008 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.01.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.09.00

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