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Pezichthys nigrocilium Last & Gledhill, 2009

Eyelash handfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Brachionichthyidae (Handfishes)
Etymology: Pezichthys: Name from Greek 'pezo' (walking) and 'ichthys' (fish), referring to the ability of these fishes to walk on the sea floor using their hand-like pelvic fins and arm-like pectoral fins.;  nigrocilium: Name from Latin 'niger' (black) and 'cilium' (eyelash), referring to a dark, eyelash-like markings above each orbit.  More on authors: Last & Gledhill.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Temperate

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Tasmania, Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82446)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 17; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following combination of characters: small esca, 11% of illicium length (including esca); short, very slender illicium, without dermal spinules, its length about 16% SL, 3.5 times in head length; head length about 9 times snout length; short snout, length 6% SL; eye large, 5.6 times in head length; narrow body, maximum width 19% SL; interorbital width narrow, about 5% SL; scale bases subcircular with prominent, strongly divergent, bifurcate spinules (except for those closely associated with pores of the acoustico-lateralis system); spinules variable in length over body; dorsal-fin elements covered with spinules, outer fin membranes naked; first dorsal-fin base short, length 15% SL; second dorsal-fin rays 15, fin base about 57% SL; length of second dorsal-fin spine 1.4 times length of longest ray of second dorsal fin; anal-fin rays 8; body is predominantly pale pink with prominent eyelash-like marking radiating from eye; caudal fin plain, without fine spots (Ref. 82446).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Last, P. and D.C. Gledhill, 2009. A revision of the Australian handfishes (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with descriptions of three new genera and nine new species. Zootaxa 2252:1-77. (Ref. 82446)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5313   [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):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .