Neobythites multiocellatus Nielsen, Uiblein & Mincarone, 2009
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Family:  Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels), subfamily: Neobythitinae
Max. size:  14.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 102 - 770 m
Distribution:  Neobythites multiocellatus is recorded from most of the Caribbean Sea northwards to off the Atlantic coast of Florida (Ref. 82372).
Diagnosis:  Neobythites multiocellatus differs from the other eight West Atlantic Neobythites species by having 3 (rarely 4) ocelli on the dorsal fin, the anterior of which is placed somewhat behind a line through the origin of the anal fin, and by the following combination of characters: 0–1(weak) spine on hind margin of preopercle, total number of vertebrae 54–59, dorsal fin rays 94–101, anal fin rays 79–90 (Ref. 82372).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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