Rainbow cusk eel

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Rainbow cusk eel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Ophidiidae
Genus: Ophidion
Species: O. iris
Binomial name
Ophidion iris
Breder, 1936
Synonyms
  • Ophidion nigracauda Breder, 1936
  • Ophidion nigricauda Breder, 1936

Brighteye cusk-eel, or Rainbow cusk eel (Ophidion iris) is a fish species in the family Ophidiidae. Widespread in the Gulf of California and adjacent Pacific offshores along the coast of Mexico to Banderas Bay. Marine subtropical demersal fish, up to 25 cm long.

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