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Tuamotuichthys bispinosus Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2004

Two-spined slopebrotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Tuamotuichthys: Derived from the name of the type locality, Tuamotu Archipelago and the Greek ichthys (fish), Tuamotu fish;  bispinosus: Specific name refer to the two opercular spines.  More on authors: Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 536 m (Ref. 51829).   Deep-water

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Southern Pacific: Tuamotu Archipelago.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51829)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 81; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 60. Head profile above eye moderately depressed. Head and body with large scales. Upper and lower opercular spines strong. Neural spines of vertebrae 6-14 truncate. Pectoral peduncle as long as broad. Posterior part of maxilla expanded, 5.5 % SL. Palatine teeth present. Eyes well-developed. Gill rakers 11, 3 long rakers interrupted by short platelike rakers. Pectoral fin rays 22. Caudal fin rays 13. Vertebrae 13 + 39 = 52.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Møller, P.R., W. Schwarzhans and J.G. Nielsen, 2003. Tuamotuichthys bispinosus, a new genus and species from off Tuamotu Islands, South Pacific Ocean (Ophiidiformes, Bythitidae). Ichthyol. Res. 51:146-152. (Ref. 51829)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±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 (16 of 100) .