Zephyrichthys barryi  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Zephyrichthys: Name from Latin 'zephyrus' for west wind, refers to the distribution along the west Australian coast; noun in apposition.;  barryi: Named for J. Barry Hutchins, WAM, Perth, Australia..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 76869).   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76869); 7.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 86-99; Anal soft rays: 67 - 77; Vertebrae: 43 - 46. This species is distinguished by following set of characters: Anterior nostril positioned low on snout; copulatory organ of male with 2 pairs of pseudoclaspers, the outer one is wing-shaped with broad base, the inner one about half the size of the outer pseudoclasper, bifurcate, each branch with supporter, anteriorly joined to outer pseudoclasper; of moderate size, reaching to about 7.0 cm SL; usually 12-13 precaudal vertebrae, 43-46 total vertebrae; 7-8 branchiostegal rays; scale patch on cheek, usually 2-3 scales on operculum above opercular spine (rarely absent); no upper preopercular pore; otolith moderately compressed to elongate, its length to height is 2.1-2.3, sulcus not inclined, colliculi separated, caudal colliculum very short, the length of ostial colliculum to length of caudal colliculum is 5-8); maxilla expanded posterio-ventrally (Ref. 76869).

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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. 90363)

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=0.01122 (0.00361 - 0.03483), b=3.02 (2.77 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .