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Ungusurculus philippinensis  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Philippines viviparous brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Ungusurculus: Name from Latin words 'ungulus' (= claw) and 'surculus' (= grapevine tendril), refers to the functional analogy with the pseudoclaspers and the specific shape of the inner pseudoclasper.;  philippinensis: Named for the Philippine Islands, its area of distribution..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 10 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76869); 5.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-87; Anal soft rays: 54 - 66; Vertebrae: 42 - 44. This species is distinct with the following characters: D 78-87, A 54-66, D/A 22-27, V in D 2.2-2.4; vertebrae 12-13+29-32=42-44; anterior nostril located 1/4 the distance from upper lip to aggregate distance to anterior margin of eye; free pseudoclaspers 2 pairs, outer pseudoclasper wing-shaped with broad base and distally slightly widened supporter without anterior hook, the inner one moderately long, with widened base, distally with 2 inward directed strong spines; cheeks with 5-6 scale rows on upper part and 3-4 rows on lower; no upper preopercular pore; otolith moderately elongate, its length to height is 2.0-2.1, pointed anterior and posterior tips, short sulcus with ventral indentation at joining of ostium and cauda, partly fused colliculi, its centre anterior to centre of otolith, inclined about 10°, otolith length to sulcus length is 2.0-2.1 (Ref. 76869).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabitant of reef crevices, cryptic and solitary (Ref 90102).

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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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.1 - 29.2, mean 28.8 (based on 560 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00175 - 0.01142), 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 (10 of 100) .