Diancistrus springeri  Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Springer's coralbrotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Diancistrus: Greek, di = two + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  springeri: Named for Victor Springer, Washington, USA..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 20 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 12°N - 8°S, 121°E - 122°E

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Western Pacific: Indonesia to the Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57884); 4.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-84; Anal soft rays: 67 - 71; Vertebrae: 44 - 45. The species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 11+33-34=44-45, dorsal fin rays 78-84, anal fin rays 62-71; large eyes (2.9-3.8% SL); outer pseudoclasper short, only slightly longer than inner pseudoclasper, stick-shaped, slightly anteriorly inclined; inner pseudoclasper joined to outer pseudoclasper by a thin ligament, thin, spiny, strongly forwardly inclined, anteriorly connected by thin ligament to isthmus between pseudoclaspers; broad scale patch on cheek with 5-6 scale rows on upper cheek, large scale patch on operculum above opercular spine with 7-8 scales in 2-3 rows; head slender; otolith length to height ratio about 1.9 (Ref. 57884).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary inhabitant of coral reef crevices between about 8-20 m, cryptic (Ref 90102).

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Schwarzhans, W., P.R. Møller and J.G. Nielsen, 2005. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-West-Pacific. Part I. Diancistrus and two new genera with 26 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 21:73-163. (Ref. 57884)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00175 - 0.01142), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), 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. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .