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Diancistrus leisi  Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Leis' 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);  leisi: Named for Jeffrey Leis, Sydney, Australia..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 17 m (Ref. 57884).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Great Barrier Reef north of 15°S ( Australia).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57884); 4.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 69-73; Anal soft rays: 55 - 57; Vertebrae: 41. The species is distinguished by having the following characters: Vertebrae 11+30=41, dorsal fin rays 69-73, anal fin rays 55-57; eyes small (1.7-1.9% SL), D/V 6; outer pseudoclasper short, only slightly longer than inner pseudoclasper, stick-shaped; inner pseudoclasper anteriorly joined to outer pseudoclasper, thin, spiny, strongly forward inclined; narrow scale patch on cheek with 3-4 scale rows on upper cheek and only 1-2 scale rows on lower cheek, no scales on operculum; head high, laterally strongly compressed, eye located high; otolith length to height ratio 2.0-2.1 (Ref. 57884).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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. 109396)

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 (0.00172 - 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):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .