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Dermatopsis greenfieldi  Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Greenfield's mudbrotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Dermatopsis: Greek, derma = skin + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335);  greenfieldi: Named for David. W. Greenfield, Moss Landing Marine Lab, USA...   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 57886).   Tropical

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Central Pacific: Fiji.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL (female)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 64-70; Anal soft rays: 44 - 49; Vertebrae: 39 - 41. This species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 11-12 + 27-29 = 39-41, dorsal fin rays 64-70, anal fin rays 44-49; body with scales; eye 1.8-2.6 % SL, sharp spine on ventral maxilla positioned behind rear tip of eye; otolith with pointed posterior tip and weak postdorsal angle, it is elongate, length to height ratio 2.1-2.2, sulcus with separated colliculi (Ref. 57886); large, broad single pair of (outer) pseudoclaspers, inwardly connected to isthmus with ligament, and has 2 supporters, the anterior inclined, short, joined at base to massive and long posterior supporter (Ref. 76869).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Møller, P.R. and W. Schwarzhans, 2006. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific, Part II. Dermatopsis, Dermatopsoides and Dipulus with description of six new species. The Beagle 22:39-76. (Ref. 57886)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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