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Dermatopsoides andersoni  Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006

Anderson's mudbrotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Dermatopsoides: Greek, derma = skin + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335);  andersoni: Named for M. Eric Anderson, Grahamstown, SAIAB..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical

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South Atlantic: South Africa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57886); 5.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 80-86; Anal soft rays: 51 - 59; Vertebrae: 43 - 44. The species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 13 + 30-31 = 43-44, dorsal fin rays 80-86, anal fin rays 51-59; snout is terminal to slightly inferior; eye small 1.4-1.6 % SL; pectoral fin length 9.5-9.9 % SL; scales absent on head and body; posterior nostril moderately small, more than half the size of eye; lower preopercular pore 1, small; weak ventral spine on maxilla positioned behind rear of eye; single pair of pseudoclaspers dorsally curved at their distal ends, thin, about half the length of penis (Ref. 57886).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A recently caught female specimen from Bird Island, Algoa Bay (SAIAB 70867) was found to be gravid at 54 mm SL with four 20-23 mm SL, fully developed embryos; their preserved coloration is uniformly light brown, slightly darker than their mother (Ref. 57886).

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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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00176 - 0.01185), 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 (11 of 100) .