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Lapitaichthys frickei  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Lapitaichthys: Name based on the local word ‘xaapeta’ = ‘dig a hole’, which was misheard and became ‘lapita’. Named for Lapita culture, an early indigenous pottery culture of Polynesia, first discovered in New Caledonia, region where the genus appears to be endemic.;  frickei: Named for Ronald Fricke, SMNS, Stuttgart..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 76869).   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76869); 5.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 89-99; Anal soft rays: 62 - 74; Vertebrae: 43 - 45. This species is distinct and has the following set of characters: anterior nostril placed moderately low on snout, 1/3.5 the distance from upper lip to aggregate distance to anterior margin of eye; copulatory organ of male with a pair of small (outer) pseudoclaspers with single supporter and small hook at anterior rim; small, size not exceeding 5.0 cm SL; 12-13 precaudal vertebrae, 43-45 total vertebrae; D 92-99, V in D 2.4-2.6; branchiostegal rays 6-7; scale patch on cheek only, none on operculum; presence of upper preopercular pore; moderately elongated otolith, its length to height 2.0-2.1, slightly inclined (5°) sulcus, separated colliculi, ostium length to cauda length 2.5-2.8; maxilla expanded posterio-ventrally (Ref. 76869).

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Restricted to lagoonal and back reef environments; most specimens were found in crevices of coralline rock of fringing lagoonal reefs associated with live corals (Ref. 76869).

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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. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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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=0.00955 (0.00315 - 0.02898), b=3.01 (2.76 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-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) .