Parioglossus galzini  Williams & Lecchini, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae (Wormfishes) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Parioglossus: Greek, pareia = jaw + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 58018).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52789); 2.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A species of Paraglossus as diagnosed by Rennis & Hoese (1985) distinguished from all described species of Paraglossus by the following combination of characters: dark lateral body stripe absent, preopercular pores absent, 100 or more scales in longitudinal series from above pectoral-fin base to base of caudal fin, pectoral-fin rays 19-21, segmented caudal-fin rays 7+6, scales nonimbricate, black caudal spot usually sub-triangular (one specimen with spot roughly rectangular), membrane of first dorsal fin attached to second dorsal fin in males and females, mature males with dorsal-fin spines 3-5 filamentous and about equal in length, fresh males with narrow yellow stripe running dorsolaterally along body from head to caudal fin.

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Eastern Central Pacific: The only known specimens were collected from mud and rubble substrates with some scattered sargassum in shallow water (<1.5m) near the head of Haurei Bay, Rapa Island, French Polynesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Williams, J.T. and D. Lecchini, 2004. Parioglossus galzini, a new species of ptereleotrid dartfish from Rapa Island (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Ptereleotridae). Zootaxa 506:1-8. (Ref. 52789)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 = 0.5000   [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):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.