Otophidium chickcharney Böhlke & Robins, 1959
Ghost cusk-eel
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Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Ophidiinae
Max. size:  10.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas.
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 34024). Inhabit exposed sandy shorelines in only a foot or two of water, and also the bare sand bottom adjacent to patch reefs (Ref. 5521). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 15.02.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.05.07
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.10.00

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