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Saccogaster maculata  Alcock, 1889

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Saccogaster: Latin, sacculus = small bag + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 265 - 600 m (Ref. 34024).   Deep-water

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Indian Ocean: Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Aden.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93007); 8.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 83-85; Anal soft rays: 53 - 56; Vertebrae: 53 - 55. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: distinct pair of (probably) free spines on frontal plate above and behind eyes; strong ethmoidal spine located in front of eyes; with scales on sides of body but not on predorsal; some specimens possess ventral arm of opercle terminating in a short spine; opercular spine free, with one prong; with 2 posterior infraorbital pores, 1 supraorbital pore at upper angle of gill opening and 1 posterior mandibular behind maxillary; anterior gill arch with 3 long rakers about half length of longest filaments; pectoral peduncle is elongated; with several tooth rows on palatines; vertebrae, precauda 12-13, total 53-55; fin D 83-85, A 53-56, pectoral 17-18 (Ref. 93007).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rare species (Ref. 34024).

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Males have a bilobed genital papilla (intromittent organ) (Ref. 205).

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Nielsen, J.G., W. Schwarzhans and D.M. Cohen, 2012. Revisions of Hastatobythites and Saccogaster (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with three new species and a new genus. Zootaxa 3579:1-36. (Ref. 93007)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [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):  3.4   ±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 (16 of 100) .