Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Parasaccogaster: Name refers to the similarity to Saccogaster.. More on author: Cohen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 8 m (Ref. 34024). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: near Santa Marta, Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 37;
Vertebrae: 45. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: sooty black nasal chambers; few anal fin rays (37 vs. 49-54), few vertebrae (45 vs. 54-58), a wider head (12.0 % SL vs. 7.7-9.8 % SL); a pair of sub-dermal spines fused to form a broad ridge on frontal just behind eyes, a small, median, sub-dermal, ethmoidal spine just in front of eyes and an antero-ventrally directed spine at lower angle of preopercle (all spines covered by skin); anterior gill arch with 3 developed rakers, only slightly larger than the spiny knobs, gill filaments 7-8 times length of developed rakers; slightly prolonged pectoral peduncle; palatines with several tooth rows; vertebrae, precaudal 16 and total 45; fin rays, D 74, A 37, caudal 10 and pectoral 18 (Ref. 93007).
Rare species, known from a single specimen (Ref. 34024), apparently living on a shallow reef (Ref. 93007).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G., W. Schwarzhans and D.M. Cohen, 2012. Revisions of Hastatobythites and Saccogaster (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with three new species and a new genus. Zootaxa 3579:1-36. (Ref. 93007)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .