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Dinematichthys trilobatus  Møller & Schwarzhans, 2008

Trilobed viviparous brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Dinematichthys: Greek, di = two + Greek, nema = filament + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  trilobatus: Named for its inner pseudoclasper with 3 lobes (Latin trilobatus for three-lobed); an adjective..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Endemic to the Christmas and Cocos Keeling Is.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81230); 5.8 cm SL (female)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 80-87; Anal soft rays: 60 - 67; Vertebrae: 42 - 43.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary inhabitant of rock and coral crevices in 0-50 m, cryptic (Ref 90102).

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Møller, P.R. and W. Schwarzhans, 2008. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific, Part IV. Dinematichthys and two new genera with descriptions of nine new species. The Beagle 24:87-146. (Ref. 81230)

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 = 0.7500   [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):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .