Alionematichthys samoaensis  Møller & Schwarzhans, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Alionematichthys: Name from Latin alius meaning the other or different, and nematichthys, the stem of the genus name Dinematichthys, to which this genus is most similar.;  samoaensis: Named for its type locality, American Samoa; an adjective..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: American Samoa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81230); 5.9 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 73-80; Anal soft rays: 57 - 64; Vertebrae: 40 - 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 73-80; A 57-64; moderately large eyes (2.2-2.8%SL); slender body; many cirri on snout; scales on cheeks, none above the opercular spine; with upper preopercular pore; funnel-shaped posterior nostril; broad-based outer pseudoclasper, not extending beyond the hood when in resting position, with thick distal knob on the inner face, while the inner one about half size of outer pseudoclasper, anterior thorn slightly bent, posterior lobe broader than the anterior one; vertebrae 11-12 + 29-30 = 40-43 (Ref. 81230).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A gravid female, 4.6 cm SL (CAS 81486) with ca. 100 embryos, 0.46 cm TL in length; each embryo with 3 short pigmented rows on the posterior part of the body (Ref. 81230).

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Møller, P.R. and W. Schwarzhans, 2008. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific, Part IV. Dinematichthys and two new genera with descriptions of nine new species. The Beagle 24:87-146. (Ref. 81230)

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 = 0.5005   [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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .