Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae
(Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Lamprogrammus: Greek, lampros = light + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Nybelin & Poll.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 700 m (Ref. 34024), usually 550 - 700 m (Ref. 27121). Deep-water; 12°N - 23°S
Eastern Atlantic: Guinea Bissau to Namibia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3686)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Uncommon species (Ref. 34024). Feed on pelagic crustaceans like euphausiids, mysids and decapods (Ref. 27637). Found on or above continental slope (Ref. 36731). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 5.3 - 6.6, mean 6.3 (based on 19 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .