Ophidion scrippsae

Alternate names: basketweave cusk eel

Author: (Hubbs, 1916)


Size: to 28 cm

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Southern California to southern Baja; no known records north of Point Arguello (R. Lea June, 2013).

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sand/mud.

Published depth range: to at least 110 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, CA. 649 pp.

Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle, and C.R. Robins (1999). FAO Species Catalog: Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. 178 pp.

Citation: Ophidion scrippsae ((Hubbs, 1916)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Ophidion%20scrippsae. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-05-09.
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