Teleostei (teleosts) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae
(Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Lamprogrammus: Greek, lampros = light + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Cohen & Rohr.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 34024). Tropical; 61°N - (Ref. 36222)
Eastern Indian Ocean: northwest coast of Australia. Southeast Pacific: off Chile. Atlantic Ocean: off French Guiana-Suriname (Ref. 31427), off Angola, and off the Faeroe Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 193 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31427)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Rare species taken in midwater and bottom trawls (Ref. 34024). Reproductive strategy possibly similar to other members of this family featuring oviparity, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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