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Cocotropus richeri  Fricke, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)
Etymology: Cocotropus: Greek, kokkos = berry, seed + Greek, tropsis, tropo = turning (Ref. 45335);  richeri: Named for Dr. Bertrand Richer de Forges, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Nouméa, New Caledonia..   More on author: Fricke.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 65 - 116 m (Ref. 86942).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75988)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XIII,10, the last ray divided; A II,7: pectoral fin rays 13; gill rakers 2 + 5 = 7 (some rudimentary); preopercular spines 5; upper jaw longer than the lachrymal length; no papillae on both posterior portion of upper jaw and outer edge of lower jaw; first sensory pores of lower jaw separate; anterior tip of isthmus not reaching forward to level of 5th sensory pore on lower jaw; spiny portion of dorsal fin with a large black blotch which extends onto the back (Ref. 75988).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Dredged from a coral rubble slope (Ref. 75988).

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Fricke, R., 2004. Cocotropus richeri, a new species of velvetfish (Teleostei: Aploactinidae) from Lifou, Loyalty Islands. Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturkd., Ser. A Nr. 660:1-8. (Ref. 75988)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .