Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Ophidiiformes > Ophidiidae > Brotula > Brotula barbata

Brotula barbata (Deep water soapfish; Brotula; Bearded brotula; Atlantic seasnail; Atlantic bearded brotula)

Synonyms: Enchelyopus barbatus
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States


Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)[1]
Squatina dumeril (Atlantic angelshark)[1]


Parasitized by 
Gonocerca crassa[2]
Lissoloma brotulae[1]
Microbothriorhynchus coelorhynchi[2]
Rhadinorhynchus pristis[2]
Tubulovesicula alviga[2]


Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Côte d'Ivoire; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Liberia; Mauritania; Mexico; Namibia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Western Atlantic: off the continental coast from Florida, USA and the Gulf of Mexico to northern South America, including islands in the Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: off Senegal to Angola.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London