Chilara taylori

Alternate names: spotted cuskeel

Author: (Girard, 1858)


General: Brown with many dark spots, white spots on head, white chin barbels.

Size: to 39.6 cm

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Washington to southern Baja.

Published depth range: to 731 m, but mostly from 30 - 190 m.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Robert Lea, Research Associate Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences.


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Love, M.S. (2011). Certainly more than you want to know about the fishes of the Pacific coast. Really Big Press, Santa Barbara California. 649 pp.

Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F., Markle, and C.R. Robins (1999). FAO species catalogue. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Fisheries Synopsis. 125(18), 178 pp. 136 figs.

Lea, R.N. and P. Bearez (1999). Occurence of Chilara taylori (Ophidiidae), an eastern north Pacific cusk-eel from Ecuadorian waters. Cybium, 23(1): 99-100.

Citation: Chilara taylori ((Girard, 1858) ) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-03-17.
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