Ebinania costaecanariae (Cervigón, 1961)
Ebinania costaecanariae
photo by SFSA

Family:  Psychrolutidae (Fatheads)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 700 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Port Nolloth, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Blackish to dark brown or brown in color, lighter below (Ref. 6631).
Biology:  Occurs on the upper slope (Ref. 11228). Feeds on crabs, shrimps, benthic copepods and polychaetes (Ref. 27637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Specimen(s) held at the MFMR. Also Ref. 6631.

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.05.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 03.07.09
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.01.97

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