Malthopsis formosa, Taiwanese triangular batfish

Malthopsis formosa Ho & Koeda, 2019

Taiwanese triangular batfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Malthopsis: Greek, malthe, es = a marine fish of soft flesh (Ref. 45335);  formosa: Named for the old name of Taiwan = Formosa, meaning beautiful in Portuguese.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Subtropical; 0°C -

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Northwest Pacific:Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121638)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5. This species is distinguished by the following characters: numerous small prickle-like bucklers on ventral surface; D 5; pectoral-fin rays 11-12; the rostral spine is directed forward horizontally; principal bucklers on dorsal surface are relatively low, few in number and scattered in arrangement; body densely covered by small prickle-like bucklers; head length 27.1-29.1% SL; posterior tip of appressed anal fin not reaching caudal-fin base (Ref. 121638).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A rarely seen species in bycatch of bottom trawlers (Ref. 121638)..

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ho, Hsuan-Ching | Collaborators

Ho, H.-C. and K. Koeda, 2019. A new Malthopsis batfish from Taiwan, with comments on Malthopsis tiarella Jordan, 1902 (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae). Zootaxa 4702(1):73-86. (Ref. 121638)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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AFORO (otoliths) | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: genus, species | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | National databases | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia: Go, Search | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .