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Malthopsis bradburyae  Ho, 2013

Bradbury’s triangular batfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Malthopsis: Greek, malthe, es = a marine fish of soft flesh (Ref. 45335);  bradburyae: Named for the late Dr. Margaret G. Bradbury, in recognition of her great contribution to our knowledge of batfishes, and her friendship.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 94126).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: off Tanzania.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94126)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: body covered with blunt, smooth bucklers and numerous prickles; rostrum moderately long (mean 7.7% SL) and stout, with a broad base, directed forward horizontally; top of head with three irregular rows of bucklers; ventral surface of disk densely covered by prickles and scattered small bucklers, some slightly larger bucklers on breast; blunt subopercular buckler, without enlarged spines; small orbit (mean 12.4% SL); broad interorbital space (mean 8.5% SL), forming a deep groove; OD/RL = 1.3-2.2; OD/IO = 1.3-1.7; when fully depressed, the anal fin reaches or nearly to the caudal-fin base (Ref. 94126).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ho, Hsuan-Ching | Collaborators

Ho, H.-C., 2013. Two new species of the batfish genus Malthopsis (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 3716:289-300. (Ref. 94126)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.6 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 to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .