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Cusk-Eels and Relatives: Ophidiiformes

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Pearlfish (carapus Bermudensis): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET, THEIR RELATIVES CUSK-EELS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

PEARLFISH (Carapus bermudensis): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Cusk-eels and their relatives live all over the world.

Most cusk-eels and their relatives look for bottom-dwelling animals during evening hours. They eat invertebrates and small bottom fishes.

Cusk-eels are large; their meat is tasty, and they are fished commercially.

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists seven species of cusk-eels and their relatives as Vulnerable, or facing high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Animal Life ResourceFish and Other Cold-Blooded Vertebrates