Classification / Names
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() > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Dinematichthyidae
Etymology: Alionematichthys: Name from Latin alius meaning the other or different, and nematichthys, the stem of the genus name Dinematichthys, to which this genus is most similar.; phuketensis: Named for its type locality, the town of Phuket; an adjective. More on authors: Møller & Schwarzhans.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Phuket, Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81230); 4.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 60 - 65;
Vertebrae: 42 - 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 81-89; A 60-65; moderately large eyes (2.3-2.9%SL); slender body, pointed snout, no cirri; cheeks with scales; no upper preopercular pore (occasionally a pore on one side); outer pseudoclasper broad-based, small, while the inner one small, anteriorly inclined flap; otolith length to height 2.1-2.3, with distinct postdorsal projection, otolith length to sulcus length 1.6-1.7, ostium length to cauda length 3.0-3.3; vertebrae 12 + 30-31 = 42-43 (Ref. 81230).
Cryptic, solitary inhabitant of shallow water (<5m) (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Møller, P.R. and W. Schwarzhans, 2008. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific, Part IV. Dinematichthys and two new genera with descriptions of nine new species. The Beagle 24:87-146. (Ref. 81230)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [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
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .