A small eel-like fish with a tapering body and fins that form a pointed tail, typically found in deep water.
- Family Ophidiidae: numerous genera.
- Courtenay describes the sound producing mechanism of adult striped cusk-eels, and which is found only in the males.
- Calling was often initiated while cusk-eels were still partially or entirely burrowed.
- This is the only cusk-eel sound that has been identified to the species level.
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