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Glyptophidium longipes  Norman, 1939

Bigeye brotula
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Glyptophidium: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, ophis, ophidium, diminutive = serpent (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Norman.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino batidemersale; distribuzione batimetrica 360 - 825 m (Ref. 34024).   Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: frequently encountered on the upper part of the continental slope off East Africa, reaches south to Bazaruto Island in Mozambique. Ranges extends to Durban, South Africa (Ref. 11228).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 11353)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 121-145; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 96 - 115. Prominent head and body with an attenuate caudal part; head bones with large, thin crests; eye equal to or greater than length of snout; opercular spine broad, flat and weak; basibranchial with 2 median and a pair of tooth patches; long gill rakers on anterior arch 21 to 41 (Ref. 34024). Caudal fin rays 7-8; stem of pseudobranchial filaments dark (Ref. 34024).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Common species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 34024)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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