Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Dermatopsoides: Greek, derma = skin + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Cohen.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical, preferred ?
Southeast Atlantic: South Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6610); 4.6 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 40 - 45;
Vertebrae: 37 - 40. This species is distinguished by the following: vertebrae 11-12 + 26-28 = 37-40, dorsal fin rays 60-67, anal fin rays 40-45; snout is inferior; scales absent; pelvic fin do not extend beyond posterior end of pectoral fin; pectoral fin length 12.3-12.7 % SL; posterior nostril small, about half the size of eye; lower preopercular pores 2, small; weak spine on maxilla positioned behind rear tip of eye; single pair of pseudoclaspers dorsally curved at their distal ends, about half the length of penis (Ref. 57886).
Uncommon species (Ref. 34024) found in shallow waters (Ref. 6610), including tidepools (Ref. 57886). Maximum length for female given in Ref. 57886.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Møller, P.R. and W. Schwarzhans, 2006. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific, Part II. Dermatopsis, Dermatopsoides and Dipulus with description of six new species. The Beagle 22:39-76. (Ref. 57886)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00172 - 0.01163), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .