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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.

The Gulf of Mexico to the southern Caribbean


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