Lucifuga subterranea Poey, 1858
Cuban cusk-eel
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Family:  Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas), subfamily: Brosmophycinae
Max. size:  9.4 cm SL (male/unsexed); 9.3 cm NG (female)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 8; dH range: 20
Distribution:  Central America: Cuba.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Common species inhabiting shallow water caves, sinkholes ad crevices (Ref. 34024). Feeds on cirolanid isopods. Viviparous. Sometimes found together with L. dentata and L. teresinarum (Ref. 34024).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.10.97
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.10.00

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