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Diancistrus karinae  Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Karin's coralbrotula
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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);  karinae: Named for Karin Bloch, wife of Jørgen Nielsen..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 16 m (Ref. 57884).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: from the Philippines to the northern tip of Sulawesi (Indonesia) in the west and the oceanic islands of Palau, Pohnpei (Micronesia) and Hermit (PNG) islands in the east.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57884); 8.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-83; Anal soft rays: 61 - 68; Vertebrae: 43 - 46. This species is characterized by the following: Vertebrae 11-12+32-35=43-46, dorsal fin rays 78-83, anal fin rays 61-68; very large eyes (2.7-3.8% SL), D/V 7; outer pseudoclasper large, about 1 1/2 length of inner pseudoclasper, wing-shaped, flat and its posterior part strongly bent backward; inner pseudoclasper joined to outer pseudoclasper anteriorly, long, single-pointed tip strongly extending over anterior part of inner pseudoclasper; scale patch on cheek with 5-6 scale rows on upper cheek, large scale patch on operculum continuous above and below opercular spine; head high, usually high-necked; otolith length to height ratio 2.0-2.1 (Ref. 57884).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary inhabitant of coral reef crevices to at least 16 m depth, cryptic (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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.4 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 944 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00176 - 0.01185), 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):  3.2   ±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 (15 of 100) .