Bidenichthys consobrinus (Hutton, 1876)
Grey brotula
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 Family:  Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas), subfamily: Brosmophycinae
 Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 30 - 178 m
 Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: off northern New Zealand.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 75-75; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 45-45. Small specimens greyish brown to blackish with a pale yellowish tinge; larger specimens orange or yellow with mottled brown markings.
 Biology:  A rare species found in rocky areas (Ref. 34024). Reported to occur in rock pools (Ref. 9003). Possibly nocturnal (Ref. 9003).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.02.98
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.10.00
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.10.00

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