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Dipulus caecus  Waite, 1905

Orange eelpout
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Dipulus caecus
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
More on author: Waite.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 15 m (Ref. 57886).   Temperate, preferred ?; 25°S - 34°S (Ref. 57886)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57886); 16.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 161-191; Anal soft rays: 109 - 124; Vertebrae: 79 - 87. The species is distinguished in having a very elongate, almost eel-like body; vertebrae 22-25 + 57-65 = 79-87, dorsal fin rays 161-191, anal fin rays 109-124, D/A 58-75, V/A 27-28; no scales; no supraorbital pore behind eye; lower preopercular pores 2; posterior infraorbital pores 3; broad angle on ventral maxilla positioned behind rear of eye; exposed opercular spine small, short, straight; lower lip with prominent skin folds; single pair of pseudoclaspers curved outwards, with narrow base and pointed tip, with broadly expanded fleshy flaps anteriorly and posteriorly; penis small, less than half the length of pseudoclaspers, with hook at tip; otoliths pointed anteriorly, rounded posteriorly, predorsal angle more pronounced than postdorsal angle (Ref. 57886).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Uncommon species inhabiting shallow reefs (Ref. 34024). A benthic species (Ref. 75154).

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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. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00177 - 0.01179), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .