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Didymothallus pruvosti  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Didymothallus: Name from Greek 'didymos' for double or twofold and 'thallus' for branch in plants, referring to the two supporters of nearly equal length in the single pair of pseudoclaspers.;  pruvosti: Named for Patrice Pruvost, MNHN, Paris..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

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Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 76869).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76869); 4.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 70-73; Anal soft rays: 52 - 58; Vertebrae: 43 - 45. This species is distinct with the following characters: D 70-73, A 52-58, D/A 20-22, V in D 1.9; vertebrae 12+31-33=43-45, no cirri on occiput; a single (outer) pseudoclasper wing shaped with 2 supporters, the anterior one slightly longer and bent backward while the posterior is straight, with a club-like expanded tip; cheek with 5-6 scale rows on upper part, 3-5 rows on lower part; otolith possess a sharply pointed anterior tip and a moderately pronounced post-dorsal angle, with undivided short sulcus, its centre anteriorly of the centre of the otolith, inclined 5°-10°, otolith length to height is 2.2-2.3, otolith length to sulcus length is 2.6 (Ref. 76869).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is associated with crevices of silty coralline rock and the presence of live corals is not essential (Ref. 76869).

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Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2007. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific. Part III. Beaglichthys, Brosmolus, Monothrix and eight new genera with description of 20 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 23:29-110. (Ref. 76869)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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