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Microbrotula andersoni  Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2011

Anderson's viviparous brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Microbrotula: Greek, mikros = small + Latin, brotula, -ae = little, bud, shoot (Ref. 45335);  andersoni: Named for M. Eric Anderson for his contribution to knowledge of the genus Microbrotula..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 40 - 45 m (Ref. 88975).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean, Christmas Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 70; Anal soft rays: 59; Vertebrae: 46. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 11+35=46, fin rays, dorsal 70, anal 59, pectoral 19, caudal 8; anterior dorsal fin ray above vertebra 8; anterior anal fin ray below dorsal fin ray 14; anterior anal fin ray below vertebra 13; head with separated scale patches on cheeks, operculum and occiput; papillae confined on anterior part of head; hidden, forward-curved spine at lower angle of preopercle; posterior mandibular pores 3, lower preopercular pores 2; no palatine teeth; otolith shape anteriorly expanded, otolith length to otolith height 2.1, otolith length to colliculum length 2.8 (Ref. 88975).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Cryptic, solitary inhabitant of reef crevices (Ref. 90102).

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Schwarzhans, W. and J.G. Nielsen, 2011. Revision of the genus Microbrotula (Teleostei: Bythitidae), with description of two new species and a related new genus. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 27:147-160. (Ref. 88975)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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) .