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Diancistrus novaeguineae  (Machida, 1996)

New guinea viviparous brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Diancistrus: Greek, di = two + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 25 m (Ref. 34024).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Great Barrier Reef north of 16°S and in Papua New Guinea south of 5°S; westwards in Maluku, Indonesia; along the Louisiade Archipelago to the Solomon Islands including Santa Cruz Islands and Vanuatu.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57884); 10.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 74-85; Anal soft rays: 60 - 69; Vertebrae: 43 - 45. The species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 11+32-34=43-45, dorsal fin rays 74-85 (mostly >77), anal fin rays 60-69, D/V 6 (rarely 7); large eyes (2.1-3.4% SL); outer pseudoclasper with broad hook-shaped extension, with rounded tip, slightly bent outwards; inner pseudoclasper short, joined to outer pseudoclasper anteriorly, supporter with anteriorly oriented small hook, and with a wide thin flap at posterior-distal margin; scale patch on cheek with 7-9 scale rows on upper cheek, many scales on operculum above opercular spin (7-16 scales in 2-4 rows), in very large specimens additional scale patch below opercular spine (4-12); head profile is moderately slender; otolith length sulcus length 1.9-2.0, sulcus slightly inclined (Ref. 57884).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rare species, found on coral-sand bottom (Ref. 34024). Benthic (Ref. 75154). Cryptic and solitary (Ref 90102).

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Schwarzhans, W., P.R. Møller and J.G. Nielsen, 2005. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-West-Pacific. Part I. Diancistrus and two new genera with 26 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 21:73-163. (Ref. 57884)

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 = 0.5000   [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 (20 of 100) .