Dicrolene filamentosa Garman, 1899
Dicrolene filamentosa
photo by Kamikawa, D.J.

Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Neobythitinae
Max. size:  44 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 935 - 1867 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Snout rather blunt; eye diameter almost as long as snout; opercular spine strong and straight; hind margin of preopercle usually with 3 sharp spines; 1 median (long and narrow) and a pair of basibranchial tooth patches; pseudobranchial filaments 2 or 3; 7-15 developed rakers on anterior arch; lower 5-11 pectoral fin rays free and longer than upper ones; precaudal vertebrae 13-16 (Ref. 34024).
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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