Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Mascarenichthys: Named in reference to the Mascarene
plate, from where most of the specimens observed so far
have been obtained.; remotus: Name from Latin 'remotus' meaning far away, distant or remote; referring to the remote location of this endemic species; noun in apposition. More on authors: Schwarzhans & Møller.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Southern Indian Ocean: endemic to the Rodrigues Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88966)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 62 - 63;
Vertebrae: 42 - 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 12 + 30-31= 42- 43; rays on dorsal fin 76-77 and on anal fin 62-63; head with scale patch on cheeks with 4 rows on upper cheek and 2 rows on lower cheek; pseudoclaspers, 2 pairs, outer pseudoclasper flap-shaped, bent outwards, with pointed tip and symmetrical fleshy expansions anterior and posterior, inner pseudoclasper small, narrow, anteriorly inclined, not hidden in below isthmus in resting position; otolith with sulcus with separate small cauda and large ostium, otolith length to otolith height 2.1 (Ref. 88966).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2011. New Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with the description of a new genus and five new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 27:161-177. (Ref. 88966)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.00447 (0.00174 - 0.01147), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .