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Brotulinella taiwanensis  Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen, 2005

Taiwan coralbrotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Brotulinella: Name refers to Brotulina, now regarded as a junior synonym of Diancistrus, and the small size of the genus.;  taiwanensis: Named for its type locality, Taiwan, ROC..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 90102).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57884)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 68 - 78; Anal soft rays: 52 - 63; Vertebrae: 40 - 43. The anterior nostril is placed low on snout; male copulatory organ with 2 pairs of pseudoclaspers, the outer large, broad and blade-like, the inner a mere fleshy appendix fused to the outer pseudoclasper anteriorly and without a supporter; eyes moderately large (1.8-2.6% SL); fish small (maximum 60 mm SL, maturity reached at 35 mm SL), slender (head height about 16% SL, depth at anal about 16.5% SL); precaudal vertebrae 12 (rarely 11); head with scale patch only on cheek; otolith elongate, its sulcus inclined (5-10°), short (otolith length to sulcus length 2.2-2.4), with fused colliculi; maxilla rounded postero-ventrally with weak knob in front of rear corner; anterior anal fin pterygiophore is long (Ref. 57884).

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Western Pacific: Taiwan and the Philippines.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow water between rocks, mainly in surge areas (Ref. 57884). Cryptic, solitary inhabitant of shallow water (<6m) (Ref 90102).

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Schwarzhans, W., P.R. Møller and J.G. Nielsen, 2005. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-West-Pacific. Part I. Diancistrus and two new genera with 26 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 21:73-163. (Ref. 57884)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.