Ophidion iris Breder, 1936
Rainbow cusk eel
Ophidion iris
photo by FAO

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Ophidiinae
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 86 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California and adjacent coast of Mexico to Banderas Bay.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Uncommon species ranging from the shore to 86 m depth (Ref. 34024). Found in rubble bottoms (Ref. 9329). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.07.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09

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