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Gunterichthys longipenis  Dawson, 1966

Gold brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Gunterichthys: Because of Albert C. L. G. Günther, German ichthyologist, 1830-1914 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 9 m (Ref. 34024).   Subtropical; - 24°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 60-71; Anal soft rays: 41 - 52; Vertebrae: 38 - 40. Diagnosis: Blunt snout; small distinct eyes, 1.4-1.9% SL in adults; head naked, body covered with imbricate scales; interorbital in adults 5.6-7.7% SL; posterior infraorbital pores 2; rays in dorsal fin 60-71, anal 41-52, caudal 12-15; otolith with fused colliculi; sulcus small; 1 pair of pseudoclaspers with 2 almost equally long supporters (Ref. 55786).

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Western Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Burrows in soft mud bottoms at shallow depths (0.7-6 m) of quiet lagoons, backwaters and saline parts of estuaries (Ref. 7251, 55786). Reported to give birth to very few, about 15 mm long juveniles in each clutch; one female found to have four 5-8 mm long embryos and has a 3.2 mm bivalve in the intestine (Ref. 55786). Probably common where it occurs (Ref. 34024).

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Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00361 - 0.03483), b=3.02 (2.77 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.