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: Dermatopsis: Greek, derma = skin + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); joergennielseni: Named for Jørgen Nielsen, Copenhagen, ZMUC. More on authors: Møller & Schwarzhans.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 17 m (Ref. 57886). Subtropical
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57886); 5.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 51 - 58;
Vertebrae: 44 - 46. The species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 13-14 + 30-32 = 44-46, dorsal fin rays 76-85, anal fin rays 51-58; body with scales; posterior infraorbital pores 3; ventral spine on maxilla positioned behind rear of eye; single pair of pseudoclaspers straight, spiny, short, about half the length of penis, without fleshy appendices; otolith with rounded posterior tip and weak postdorsal angle, otolith length to height ratio 2.0, sulcus with nearly fused colliculi (Ref. 57886).
Occurs on rocky shores down to 17 m, most commonly deeper than 5 m (Ref. 57886).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Møller, P.R. and W. Schwarzhans, 2006. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific, Part II. Dermatopsis, Dermatopsoides and Dipulus with description of six new species. The Beagle 22:39-76. (Ref. 57886)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00178 - 0.01122), 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
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .