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Diancistrus mennei  Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Menne'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);  mennei: Named for Tammes Menne, Copenhagen Denmark..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Central Pacific: Marshall Islands and probably Gilbert Is. (Kiribati).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57884); 7.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 80-86; Anal soft rays: 62 - 68; Vertebrae: 44 - 46. The species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 11+34=45, dorsal fin rays 88, anal fin rays 69; large eyes (3.4% SL), D/V 6; outer pseudoclasper moderately large, short (about 1 ½ length of inner pseudoclasper), wing-shaped, flat with broad base; inner pseudoclasper joined to outer pseudoclasper anteriorly, with thin, sharp, slightly anteriorly directed single-pointed tip extending over anterior part of outer pseudoclasper; moderately broad scale patch on cheek with 5 scale rows on upper cheek, large scale patch on operculum above opercular spine (8 scales); head is broad, rather flat dorsally; otolith slender, length to height ratio 2.2 (Ref. 57884).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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. 109396)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00172 - 0.01163), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), 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 (15 of 100) .