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Species: Bathyanthias cubensis, Cuban Bass

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C tips black
D 13
gill rakers 20-21
pectoral 15
LL 43

Bathyanthias cubensis Schultz, 1958

Cuban Bass

Body moderately elongate and compressed; head pointed, curved upper profile; eye moderate; front nostrils distinctly tubular, nearer lip than are rear nostrils; mouth moderately large, slightly oblique, lower jaw slightly projecting; rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed, corner with weakly developed hook; rear edge of preopercle serrated; no prominent spines on opercle; 20-21 gill rakers; dorsal fin VIII, 13, weakly notched between spiny and soft parts; anal fin III, 8; pectoral fin 15; anus near origin of anal fin; tail slightly forked; lateral line in a broad arch to tail base, 43 pored scales.

Preserved fish: straw colored; tips of tail black.

Reaches. ~9.5 cm

Trawled on soft bottoms.

Depth range: 66-411 m.

Georgia to the southern Caribbean, also in Brazil.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • In & Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Offshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
  • Mud
FishBase Habitat
  • Bathydemersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • No Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Also in Brazil
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Extends South of GC
  • GC non-endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 9.5
Depth Range Min
  • 66
Depth Range Max
  • 411