Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Dermatopsoides: Greek, derma = skin + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical, preferred ?
Southeast Atlantic: South Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6610)
soft rays: 71;
Vertebrae: 46 - 47. This species is characterized by having the following: vertebrae 14 + 32-33 = 46-47, dorsal fin
rays 93-100, anal fin rays 70-71; body scaled; pelvic fin extending beyond posterior end of pectoral fin; single pair of pseudoclaspers thin, straight, not quite as long as the penis (Ref. 57886).
Rare, shallow water inhabitant (Ref. 34024).
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
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .