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Microbrotula queenslandica  Anderson, 2005

Queensland cusk
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Microbrotula: Greek, mikros = small + Latin, brotula, -ae = little, bud, shoot (Ref. 45335);  queenslandica: Named after the Australian state of Queensland where the types were collected (Great Barrier Reef) (Ref. 54832).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 22 - 30 m (Ref. 54832).   Tropical

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Southwestern Pacific: endemic to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54832); 3.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-80; Anal soft rays: 62 - 63; Vertebrae: 48. A species of Microbrotula distinguished by the following set of characters: vertebrae 12 + 36 = 48; D 78-80, A 62-63, pectoral-fin rays 11, caudal fin rays 6; dorsal-fin origin above vertebra 7; anterior anal fin origin below dorsal fin ray 21; anal-fin origin below vertebrae 15–17; head with separated scale patches on cheek and occiput, absent on opercle; numerous papillae on entire head; no lateral-line papillae; forward-curved spine at lower angle of preopercle with two points, hidden by skin; 3 posterior mandibular pores, 1 lower preopercular pore; palatine with papillae-like teeth; elongated otolith, length to height, 2.3; otolith length to colliculum length, 2.3 (Ref. 88975).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Anderson, M.E., 2005. Three new species of Microbrotula (Teleostei: Ophidiiformes: Bythitidae) from the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa 1006:33-42. (Ref. 54832)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.1 - 26.4, mean 26.1 (based on 6 cells; Ref. 115970).
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):  3.2   ±0.4 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) .