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Vladichthys gloverensis  (Greenfield & Greenfield, 1973)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Batrachoidiformes (Toadfishes) > Batrachoididae (Toadfishes) > Batrachoidinae
Etymology: Vladichthys: Named for the late Vladimir Walters, known by his colleagues as Vlad, who studied toadfishes for many years and first discovered that the head musculature of this genus differs from that in Triathalassothia..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 34 m (Ref. 30720).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30720)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-21; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17; Vertebrae: 27. This species epaxial trunk musculature does not extend forward to cover the entire dorsocranium behind orbits, bone exposed under skin on central portion of dorsocranium posterior to orbits; frontal bones solid, lacking foramen on each side; one spine on subopercle; head and body with no scales; no axillary foramen or pit; ventral margin of distal end of maxilla hooked anteriorly and lacking a maxillary; pectoral fin with distinct glands between rays; gill opening below lower pectoral-fin base; two orbital cirri, anterior with three fringes, posterior with six fringes; all five pectoral-fin radials fully ossified; dorsal-fin elements III, 20-21; anal-fin rays 15-17; pectoral-fin rays 18-20; vertebrae 27 (Ref. 57811).

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Western Central Atlantic: Belize and Honduras.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Greenfield, D.W. and T. Greenfield, 1973. Triathalassothia gloverensis, a new species of toadfish from Belize (=British Honduras) with remarks on the genus. Copeia 1973(3):561-565. (Ref. 30720)

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (11 of 100) .