Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Anacanthobythites: From the Greek (with negative prefix) acantha meaning thorn or prickle, and buthos for depths of the sea, an often-used suffix for bythitines) referring to the lack of developed gill rakers on the first branchial arch.; platycephalus: Named for its depressed head; Greek platys for broad or flat and kephale for head.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 10 m (Ref. 80765). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80765)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 66;
Vertebrae: 49. This species is distinguished by the following characters: infraorbital pores 6; first anal fin ray under dorsal ray 22; lateral line with 83 scale rows; 26 scale rows from anal fin origin to dorsal fin base; 22 pectoral fin rays (Ref. 80765).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E., 2008. A new genus with two new species of live-bearing brotulas (Teleostei: Ophidiiformes: Bythiidae) from southern Australia. Species Diversity 13:149-156. (Ref. 80765)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .