Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Pseudotrichonotidae
(Sand diving lizardfishes)
Etymology: Pseudotrichonotus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, thrix, -ichos = hair + Greek,noton = back (Ref. 45335); belos: Name from Greek meaning arrow or dart, referring to the dart-like appearance of the species; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 120 m (Ref. 117888). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117888)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 48 - 50. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: Dorsal-fin origin is well behind the pelvic fin origin, predorsal length 39.6-41.2% SL; D 31-33; A 12 (Ref. 117888).
This species was collected from 100 m on sand, possibly from finer shell hash deposits. This collection also yielded high diversity of other organisms, including a large amount of sponges, as well as rubble while the second area of collection included gorgonians and shell hash (Ref.117888)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and J.J. Pogonoski, 2016. Pseudotrichonotus belos new species, first record of the fish family Pseudotrichonotidae from the Australia (Teleostei: Aulopiformes). Zootaxa 4205(2):189-193. (Ref. 117888)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .