Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Brosmolus: Diminutive of Greek, Brosme; brosomai, bibrosko = to eat up, to devour (Ref. 45335); longicaudus: Named for its long tail (Ref. 10898).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical, preferred ?
Indo-West Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10898); 9.7 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 90 - 94;
Vertebrae: 56 - 59. This species is distinguished by the following characters: anterior nostril low on snout; copulatory organ of males with a simple and flap-like, small pair of (outer) pseudoclaspers; large species (> 59 mm SL, as indicated from a pre-adult male), very slender (body depth at origin of anal fin 10.9-11.7 % SL); ventral fin base to anal fin origin 23.3-24.3 % SL); 14-15 precaudal vertebrae, 56-59 total vertebrae; D 124-129; A 90-94; 23-24 pectoral fin rays; 7 branchiostegal rays; V in D 2.4-2.5; scale patch on cheek only on head; scales on operculum absent; upper preopercular pore absent; separate opening for the first and second lower preopercular pore; elongated otolith, its length to height 2.1, sulcus straight and short, its otolith length to sulcus length 2.1, fused colliculi; maxilla slightly expanded posterio-ventrally; anterior anal fin pterygiophore is variable in length (Ref. 76869).
A benthic species which occurs in inshore waters (Ref. 75154). Rare species (Ref. 34024).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2007. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific. Part III. Beaglichthys, Brosmolus, Monothrix and eight new genera with description of 20 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 23:29-110. (Ref. 76869)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00177 - 0.01179), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), 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 (19 of 100) .