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Eusurculus andamanensis  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Andaman viviparous brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Eusurculus: Name from Latin and Greek 'eu' for good or real and Latin 'surculus' for grapevine tendril, refers to the functional analogy with the pseudoclaspers and the specific shape of the inner pseudoclasper.;  andamanensis: Named for the type area, the Andaman Islands..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Indian Ocean, Andaman Islands and the south coast of Sumatra.

Size / Weight / Age

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

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-84; Anal soft rays: 59 - 63; Vertebrae: 42 - 43. This species possess the following characters: D 78-84, A 59-63, D/A 21-27, V in D 2.2-2.3; vertebrae 12+30-31=42-43; the anterior nostril is positioned 1/4.5 to 1/5 the distance from upper lip to aggregate distance to anterior margin of eye; free pseudoclaspers 2 pairs, the outer pseudoclasper wing-shaped with broad base and distally widened supporter with anterior hook (covered by ligament), the inner one stalked, with slightly widened base and distally with concave sucker-disk; 5-6 rows of scales on upper part and 3-4 rows on lower part on cheek (Ref. 76869).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [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):  3.1   ±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 (10 of 100) .