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: Timorichthys: Generic name refers to the Timor Sea, from which the holotype originated.; angustus: Name from Latin 'angustus' meaning narrow, referring to its narrow interorbital width.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 95 m (Ref. 93598). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: East China Sea, Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93598)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 52;
Vertebrae: 62. This species is distinguished from its congener T. disjunctus, by the following characters: pectoral fin peduncle much longer than its width (vs. equal in length); precaudal vertebrae 22 (vs. 16); total vertebrae 62 (vs. 52); long rakers on first gill arch 14 (vs. 6); horizontal eye diameter 3.1% SL (vs. 1.3% SL); interorbital width 0.8% SL (vs. 3.3% SL); no posterior mandibular pore (vs. present); anterior infraorbital pores 1 (vs. 3); opercular spine not covered by skin (vs. covered by skin); otolith height to thickness 2.5 (vs. 1.8); in alcohol head and body light brown (vs. dark brown) (Ref. 93598).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G., M. Okamoto and W. Schwarzhans, 2013. A new species of Timorichthys (Ophidiiformes: Bythitidae) from the East China Sea. Ichthyol. Res. (Ref. 93598)
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
= 0.7500 [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
): 3.3 ±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 (10 of 100) .