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Phallostethus cuulong  Shibukawa, Tran & Tran, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Phallostethidae (Priapiumfishes)
Etymology: Phallostethus: Greek, phallos = penis + Greek, stetho, stethion = brest; literal = to prick a little breast (Ref. 45335);  cuulong: The specific name is the Vietnamese name of the Mekong delta (Cuu Long), where the type series of the new species was collected. A noun in apposition, means nine dragons, in reference to nine distributaries of the Mekong basin in Vietnam.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - ? m.   Tropical

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Asia: Soc Trang and Tra Vinh Provinces, Vietnam.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90869)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal soft rays: 24 - 27; Vertebrae: 37 - 40. Differs from all other species of the genus Phallostethus in having the following characters: second ctenactinium with seven serrae in adult males; pectoral fin with 11-13 rays ; 11-14+25-26=37-40 vertebrae; approximately 5-19 teeth on paradentary. Males are dextral based on six specimens; 25-26 caudal vertebrae, sexual dimorphism is also found in the number of precaudal vertebrae, 13-14 in males and 11-12 in females (Ref. 90869).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow waters (<1.2 m depth) around banks of slow-flowing turbid canals and rivers with soft muddy bottoms. Usually solitary. Sympatric with aplocheilid Aplocheilus panchax (Ref. 90869).

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Shibukawa, K., D.D. Tran and L.X. Tran, 2012. Phallostethus cuulong, a new species of priapiumfish (Actinopterygii: Atheriniformes: Phallostethidae) from the Vietnamese Mekong. Zootaxa 3363:45-51. (Ref. 90869)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .