You can sponsor this page

Alionematichthys suluensis  Møller & Schwarzhans, 2008

Sulu viviparous brotula
Add your observation in Fish Watcher
Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Alionematichthys suluensis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Alionematichthys suluensis (Sulu viviparous brotula)
Alionematichthys suluensis
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical fish in this Family.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Alionematichthys: Name from Latin alius meaning the other or different, and nematichthys, the stem of the genus name Dinematichthys, to which this genus is most similar.;  suluensis: Named for its type locality, Sulu Sea; an adjective..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: the Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81230)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 72-82; Anal soft rays: 56 - 64; Vertebrae: 41 - 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 72-82; A 56-64; moderately large eyes (2.1-2.5%SL); slender body; no cirri on snout; scales only cheeks; with upper preopercular pore; outer pseudoclasper moderately broad-based, long, sometimes beyond the hood when in resting position, while the inner one is half as long as the outer one, the anterior lobe large very long, twice as long as the posterior lobe; otolith length to height 2.1-2.2, with shallow dorsal rim and postdorsal angle; otolith length to sulcus length 1.7-1.8, ostium length to cauda length 3.3-3.7; vertebrae 11-12 + 30-32 = 41-43 (Ref. 81230).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in rocky surge area, rocky tidepool. A 3.9 cm SL gravid female (USNM 376179) with 325 embryos, 0.37 cm TL in length. Collected by rotenone (Ref. 81230). Cryptic, solitary inhabitant of shallow water (usually <5) (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish |