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Dermatopsis multiradiatus  McCulloch & Waite, 1918

Slender blindfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Dermatopsis: Greek, derma = skin + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 57886).   Temperate; 34°S - 36°S (Ref. 57886)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33839); 10.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 97-112; Anal soft rays: 57 - 64; Vertebrae: 52 - 57. The species is distinguished by having a very elongate body; vertebrae 19-22 + 33-36 = 52-57, dorsal fin rays 97-112, anal fin rays 57-64, D/A 42-51, V/A 23-26; body with scales; supraorbital pore behind eye present; lower preopercular pores 3, the 2 first tubular; posterior infraorbital pores 3; broad angle on ventral maxilla positioned behind rear of eye; exposed opercular spine bent upwards; lower lip with skin folds; single pair of pseudoclaspers curved, hockey stick-like, thin; penis slightly shorter than pseudoclaspers, with hook at tip; otoliths rounded anteriorly and expanded posteriorly, without postdorsal angle, otolith length to height ratio 2.3-2.4, sulcus wide (Ref. 57886).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A locally abundant, secretive species inhabiting inshore reefs (Ref. 34024). A female specimen ( 77 mm TL) was reported by McCulloch and Waite (1918) to contain three fully developed embryos, 28 mm in total length. Coloration is reported to include dark pigmentation dorsally. Specimens are also commonly found with copepod remains in the stomach (seen from x-rays). Maximum length for female is 103 mm SL (Ref. 57886).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00175 - 0.01142), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (18 of 100) .