Dermatopsis greenfieldi Møller & Schwarzhans, 2006
Greenfield's mudbrotula
photo by P.R. Møller & W. Schwarzhans

Family:  Dinematichthyidae (Viviparous brotula)
Max. size:  5.3 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Central Pacific: Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 64-70; Anal soft rays: 44-49; Vertebrae: 39-41. This species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 11-12 + 27-29 = 39-41, dorsal fin rays 64-70, anal fin rays 44-49; body with scales; eye 1.8-2.6 % SL, sharp spine on ventral maxilla positioned behind rear tip of eye; otolith with pointed posterior tip and weak postdorsal angle, it is elongate, length to height ratio 2.1-2.2, sulcus with separated colliculi (Ref. 57886); large, broad single pair of (outer) pseudoclaspers, inwardly connected to isthmus with ligament, and has 2 supporters, the anterior inclined, short, joined at base to massive and long posterior supporter (Ref. 76869).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.02.07
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 19.09.07

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