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Ophidion rochei Müller, 1845

Synonym
  • Ophidion broussoneti Müller, 1845
  • Ophidion rocheri Müller, 1845
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IUCN: DD
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In the Mediterranean Sea, this species occurs in the west and north regions. It is also known from the Black and Marmar seas (Louisy 2002) and the Atlantic. This species is often confused with O. barbatum. There is no population information. According to Letourneur et al. (2001), this species was sampled during summer 1984, winter 1984 and summer 1985 in the Gulf of Fos (France) a shallow semi-enclosed soft-bottom zone located near the delta of the Rhone River, using a small beam trawl with opening of 1.5 x 0.5 m with 8 mm net mesh size. Mean density of 8.12 ± 5.28 individuals ha-1 was collected after 30 min of trawling (mean speed: two knots) in a surface area of 2,778 m² at depth of 5-8 m. This is a demersal uncommon species that is found in the shallows to 150 m depth (Nielsen et al. 1999, Letourneur et al. 2001).
Book reference
  • Котенко Т.И., Ардамацкая Т.Б., Дубина Д.В. и др. Биоразнообразие Джарылгача: современное состояние и пути сохранения // Вісник зоології. – 2000. – Спец. випуск. – 240 с.
  • Соколов Н.Ю. Каталог колекції круглоротих і риб Державного природознавчого музею НАН України // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. – Львів, 2004. – Т.19. – С. 15-28.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Chordata
Gnathostomata
Actinopterygii
Ophidiiformes
Ophidiidae