Kopua vermiculata, Twilight clingfish

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Kopua vermiculata Shinohara & Katayama 2015

Twilight clingfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Protogobiesocinae
Etymology: Kopua: A maori word, kopua = deep, and also a locality in New Zealand;  vermiculata: Name from Latin vermiculate for wavy lines or markings resembling worm form or tracks, referring to the shape of the body markings of this new species.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 96 - 100 m (Ref. 99639).   Deep-water

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Northwest Pacific: Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6; Vertebrae: 35. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D 7; A 6; segmented caudal fin rays 15; vertebrae 35; upper procurrent caudal rays associated with both the neural spine of second preural centrum and epural; mandibular pores 3; lacrymal pores 3; nasal pore 1; predorsal length is about 60% SL. Colouration: body whitish with reddish-orange blotches, no reddish-orange stripes on cheek, belly whitish (Ref. 99639).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from muddy bottom (96-100 m) together with fist-sized mudstones, probably no marine algae, so most likely they live on mudstones (Ref. .99639).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Shinohara, G. and E. Katayama, 2015. A new species of the clingfish genus Kopua (Gobiesociformes: Gobiesocidae) from Japan. Ichthyol. Res. 62:431-438. (Ref. 99639)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO(Publication : search) | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [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):  3.1   ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .