Teleostei (teleosts) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
Etymology: Cataetyx: Greek, kata = down + Greek, etix, stixo, stizo = to prick, to puncture.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 480 - 1000 m (Ref. 4758). Deep-water; 51°N - 36°N, 10°W - 11°E
Eastern Atlantic: France to Portugal and the Ligurian Sea in the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 10 - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4758)
A locally abundant species that feeds on polychaetes and benthic crustaceans (Ref. 34024). Viviparous (Ref. 4758).
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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