Scaleline Cusk, Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi Cohen & Rohr 1993

A Scaleline Cusk, Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi, from the NE Atlantic, MNHN-IC-2004-1174. Source: MNHN/ FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A rare deepwater benthopelagic cusk found in all major oceans.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 04 Dec 2020,

Scaleline Cusk, Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi Cohen & Rohr 1993

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NW of Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Species Citation

Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi Cohen & Rohr 1993, Copeia 1993(2): 470, figs 1-2. Type locality: off Antofagasta, Chile, 0-1000m [23°39.5´S, 72°43´W]. 


Bray, D.J. 2017


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Scaleline Cusk, Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi Cohen & Rohr 1993


Cohen, D.M. & Rohr, B.A. 1993. Description of a giant circumglobal Lamprogrammus species (Pisces: Ophidiidae). Copeia 1993(2): 470-475 figs 1-2 

Fahay, M.P. & Nielsen, J.G. 2003. Ontogenetic evidence supporting a relationship between Brotulotaenia and Lamprogrammus (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae) based on the morphology of exterilium and rubaniform larvae. Ichthyological Research 50(3): 209-220. 

Knudsen, S. 2015. Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T60471916A60799353. Downloaded on 16 March 2017.

Nielsen, J.G., Cohen, D.M., Markle, D.F. & Robins, C.R. 1999. Ophidiiform Fishes of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 Vol. 18. 178 pp.

Nielsen, J.G. and W. Schwarzhans, 2000. Lamprogrammus shcherbachevi (Ophidiidae) from the North Atlantic. Cybium 24(2):205-206.

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CAAB Code:37228041

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:to 1000m


Max Size:19+ cm SL

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