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Dibranchus spongiosa  (Gilbert, 1890)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Dibranchus: Greek, di = two + Greek, brangchia = gills (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 700 - 1244 m (Ref. 40826).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico, including the Revillagigedo Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40826)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 4; Vertebrae: 18 - 19. Body flabby with thin, translucent skin. Subopercular lateral-line count usually 5. Skull relatively long, at least 30% of SL. Lower lip with membranous fringe of fingerlike papilla. Gill rakers in the form of broad tooth plates attached directly to gill arch,; no pedicels evident. Slender fins moderate in length with thin and transparent membranes. Cephalic lateral-line counts: subopercular usually 5 (5-6); preopercular 2. Tail lateral-line counts 8-11 (Ref. 40826).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Bradbury, M.G., 1999. A review of the fish genus Dibranchus with descriptions of new species and a new genus, Solocisquama (Lophiiformes, Ogcocephalidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(5):259-310. (Ref. 40826)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00739 - 0.05145), b=2.96 (2.73 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .