Saccogaster brayae Nielsen, Schwarzhans & Cohen, 2012
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 Family:  Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas), subfamily: Bythitinae
 Max. size:  3.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 258 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 80-85; Anal soft rays: 52-52; Vertebrae: 53-53. This species is distinguished from its congeners in having a broken brown stripe between eye and hind margin of opercle (except for S. hawaii), vertebrae, precaudal 21 and total 53; mature at a very small SL (3.6 cm); also with a pair of free spines on frontal above and behind eyes, a large median sub-dermal ethmoidal spine in front of eyes with forward pointed tip; lower angle of preopercle with antero-ventrally directed spine; skin thin and transparent; scales present on sides of body; anterior arch with 3 long gill rakers, 4-5 times the length of gill filaments; 1-2 rows of palatine teeth; pectoral peduncle longer than high; fin rays, D 85, A 52 and pectoral 18; otolith length to height 9; otolith length to colliculum length 3.1; sulcus without anterior projection (Ref. 93007).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.08.14

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