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Diancistrus alleni  Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Allen's coralbrotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Diancistrus: Greek, di = two + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  alleni: Named for Gerald R. Allen, Perth, Western Australia..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 17 m (Ref. 57884).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Chagos and Maldives to Java, Australia, New Guinea, the Solomons, Vanuatu, and Samoa.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57884)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 75-84; Anal soft rays: 60 - 70; Vertebrae: 43 - 45. Diagnosis. Vertebrae 11+32-34=43-45, dorsal fin rays 75-84, anal fin rays 60-70; outer pseudoclasper hook-shaped, hook-like extension bent outwards, with massive supporter; inner pseudoclasper anteriorly connected to outer pseudoclasper, stout, fleshy; 1 or 2, rarely 3 large scales on operculum above opercular spine aligned in single row and usually covered by mucus and skin (Ref. 57884).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary inhabitant of coral reef crevices, cryptic (Ref 90102).

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Schwarzhans, W., P.R. Møller and J.G. Nielsen, 2005. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-West-Pacific. Part I. Diancistrus and two new genera with 26 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 21:73-163. (Ref. 57884)

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): 25 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 1927 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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) .