Paradiancistrus christmasensis  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

Christmas viviparous brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Paradiancistrus: Named for its most similar genus, Diancistrus.;  christmasensis: Named for its type locality; adjectival..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 15 - 22 m (Ref. 88966).   Tropical

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Southeastern Indian Ocean, Christmas Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 78; Anal soft rays: 67; Vertebrae: 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 11+32=43; dorsal fin rays 78; anal fin rays 67; head with narrow scale patch on cheeks with 3 rows on upper cheek and 2 rows on lower cheek; operculum scaleless; stubby snout profile; lower preopercular pore 1; otolith with undifferentiated, short sulcus, dorsal rim anteriorly expanded, posteriorly depressed, otolith length to otolith height 2.15, otolith length to sulcus length 2.3 (Ref. 88966).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Cryptic and solitary, inhabits reef crevices (Ref. 90102).

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Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2011. New Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with the description of a new genus and five new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 27:161-177. (Ref. 88966)

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 = 0.5625   [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 (13 of 100) .