Teleostei (teleosts) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Dinematichthyidae
Etymology: Porocephalichthys: Name from Latin porocephalus for head with pores and Greek ichthys for fish, referring to the many pores on the head..
More on authors: Cohen & Hutchins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Rottnest Island, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43544)
soft rays: 68 - 69. Anterior nostril rather high, located about midway between upper lip and posterior nostril. Developed gill raker 3. Opercle with a sharp spine, sometimes embedded in the skin (Ref. 43544).
Uncommon species inhabiting shallow reefs (Ref. 34024). A benthic species which occurs in inshore waters (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 34024)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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