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Bothrocara brunneum

(twoline eelpout)


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Family : Eelpouts ; Found on mud or sandy-mud bottoms [1]. The stomach contents indicate that it feeds upon a wide variety of bottom-dwelling organisms , probably eating anything it encounters that has food value and is small enough to ingest[2].

Common Names

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Common Names in Chinese:


Common Names in English:

twoline eelpout

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

褐長孔錦鳚, 褐长孔锦鳚

Common Names in Polish:


Common Names in Spanish:

viruela dos rayas

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Viruela dos rayas


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May be found at depths of 129 to 2570 meters.

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -3,614 meters (0 to -11,857 feet).[3]

Biome: Marine .


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Bothrocara brunneumBothrocaropsis rictolata Garman • Maynea brunneaMaynea brunnea Bean • Maynea brunnea Bean, 1890


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 12-May-1998

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Bothrocara

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 4 species and subspecies in this genus:

B. brunneum (Twoline Eelpout) · B. molle (Short-Snout Eelpout) · B. pusilla (Alaska Eelpout) · B. pusillum (Alaska Eelpout)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:



  1. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann (1983). A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. [back]
  2. Fitch, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg (1968). Deep-water teleostean fishes of California. California Natural History Guides: 25. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California. 115 p. [back]
  3. Mean = -775.780 meters (-2,545.210 feet), Standard Deviation = 899.410 based on 237 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06