Timorichthys disjunctus Nielsen & Schwarzhans, 2011
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Family:  Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas), subfamily: Bythitinae
Max. size:  3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 392 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Timor Sea, off northwestern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 74-74; Anal soft rays: 46-46; Vertebrae: 52-52. This species is distinguished by the following characters: position of anus halfway between tip of snout and origin of anal fin; non-tapering and compressed body; head short with blunt snout; no scales and lateral line; vertical fins joined; pectoral radials not prolonged; mouth oblique, ending well behind eye; weak opercular spine covered by skin; anterior nostril close to upper lip, ending in distinct tube; palatines with few, small teeth; few, large head pores: anterior infraorbital pores 3, a pair of anterior mandibular pores at lower jaw symphysis and 1 posterior mandibular pore behind termination of maxilla; otolith with small, undivided, centrally placed sulcus; dorsal fin rays 74, anal fin rays 46, pectoral fin rays 11 or 12; vertebrae 16+36; anterior gill arch with 6 long rakers (Ref. 88959).
Biology:  This species is viviparous, living near to, or on, the bottom on the deep northwestern Australian Plateau (Ref. 88959).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.01.12

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