Ophidion


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Ophidion

 

(cusk eels), a genus of marine fishes of the order Perciformes. There are several species, found in coastal waters of the Mediterranean and contiguous Atlantic waters. The USSR has one species, O. rochei, which dwells in the Black Sea. The species reaches a length of 25 cm. It lives near the bottom, burrowing into the sand during the day and assuming a vertical position. The fish buries the posterior end of its body with undulating movements of its long, unpaired fins. O. rochei is active during the night, when it feeds on benthic invertebrates and fishes. Spawning occurs from June to September; the roe are pelagic.

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Male mate choice and female-female competition for mates in the pipefish Nerophis ophidion.Animal Behaviour, 39, 1110-1115.
Family Ophidiidae Brotula clarkae Hubbs, 1944 Pacific Bearded Brotula Chilara taylori (Girard, 1858) Spotted Cusk-eel Dicrolene filamentosa Garman, 1899 Threadfin Cusk-eel Lamprogrammus niger Alcock, 1891 Paperbone Cusk-eel Ophidion scrippsae (Hubbs, 1916) Basketweave Cusk-eel Spectrunculus grandis (Gunther, 1877) Giant Cusk-eel Family Bythitidae Brosphycis marginata (Ayres, 1854) Red Brotula Cataetyx rubrirostris Gilbert, 1890 Rubynose Brotula Grammonus diagrammus (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903) Purple Brotula
Los peces fueron un componente importante de la dieta, destacandose los ejemplares pequenos del genero Ophidion.
Juveniles of year-round residents (e.g., Ophidion selenops, Diplectrum formosum, and Prionotus carolinus) were usually the most abundant species, although transient juveniles (e.g., Leiostomus xanthurus, Lagodon rhomboides, and Brevoortia tyrannus) were seasonally abundant.
Many of the resident shelf species were consistently collected in the same cross-shelf regions (i.e., inner and mid-shelf: Ophidion selenops, Prionotus carolinus, Dactyloscopus moorei, Stenotomus sp., and Serraniculus pumilio; outer-shelf: Symphurus minor, Serranus phoebe, Centropristis ocyurus, and Bothus lunatus), and the consistent collection of these species helped form a definition of juvenile assemblages.
Al norte sobresalen especies de afinidad templada como el torpedo del Pacifico (Torpedo californica), la congriperla canastera (Ophidion scrippsae), el sapo aleta lucia (Porichthys notatus), el rocote pecoso (Sebastes lentiginosus), el rocote mexicano (Sebastes macdonaldi), el rocote inspector (Sebastes semicinctus), el cepillo espina corta (Zaniolepis frenata), la platija resbalosa (Microstomus pacificus), la platija flaca (Lyopsetta exilis), el lenguado bocon (Hippoglossina stomata) y la mojarra rosada (Zalembius rosaceus).
X Ophidiidae Ophidion X antipholus/holbrooki Ophidion josephi X Ophidion marginatum Omar X Ophidion selenops X Otophidium omostigmum Oomo X Holocentridae Holocentridae X Syngnathidae Hippocampus sp.
1 squid 1 Paralabrax maculatofasciatus spotted sand bass 1 Ophidion scrippsae basketweave cusk-eel 1 Physiculus spp.
parilus, Ophidion holbrooki, Paraconger caudilimbatus, Rynchonger favus, Trichiurus lepturus.
A telemetric study of the home ranges and homing routes of lingcod Ophidion elongatus on shallow rocky reefs off Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
1 1.28 3 Phylum Chordata Class Chonrichthyes Family Myliobatidae Rhinoptera bonasus 7 8.97 8 Class Osteichthyes Family Clupeidae Opisthonema oglinum 1 1.28 3 Brevoortia tyrannus 1 1.28 1 UnID Clupeidae 2 2.56 2 Family Batrachoididae Opsanus tau 1 1.28 1 Family Ophidiidae Ophidion marginatum 1 1.28 1 Ophidion sp.
This form of spermatogenesis first described in Lepadogaster lepadogaster (Mattei and Mattei, 1978), and later termed "semi-cystic" type (Mattei et al., 1993), has subsequently been reported in Neoceratiidae (Jespersen, 1984), blennioid fishes (Lahnsteiner and Patzner, 1990), Ophidion sp.