Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Acarobythites: Greek, akari = mite + Greek, bythitis, -idos = it is at the bottom, sunken (Ref. 45335); larsonae: Named for Helen K. Larson (NTM).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 40785). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40785)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 53 - 57;
Vertebrae: 42 - 43. Head without scales; anal fin origin at about mid-body; eye diameter 17.8-18.0 times in HL, snout compressed; posterior end of maxillary rounded, not sheathed by dermal cheek fold, without ventrally-directed process near postero-ventral corner; opercular spine flat and weak; no pore-bearing skin flap on upper angle of opercle; lower angle of preopercle smooth; pectoral peduncle normal, broader than long; no spine on cleithrum; all teeth sharp-pointed, some needle-like; developed gill rakers on anterior arch 3.
Western Central Pacific: known only from Northern Territory, Australia.
Collected from pools on rocky reefs.
Machida, Y., 2000. A new bythitid genus and species, Acarobythites larsonae, from shallow rocky reefs off northern Australia (Pisces, Ophidiiformes, Bythitidae). Beagle, Rec. Mus. Art Galler. North. Territ. 16:123-126.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.00000 (nan - nan), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 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 (10 of 100) .