Timorichthys angustus Nielsen, Okamoto & Schwarzhans, 2013
Timorichthys angustus
photo by Okamoto, M.

 Family:  Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas), subfamily: Bythitinae
 Max. size:  5.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 95 m
 Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: East China Sea, Japan.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 80-80; Anal soft rays: 52-52; Vertebrae: 62-62. This species is distinguished from its congener T. disjunctus, by the following characters: pectoral fin peduncle much longer than its width (vs. equal in length); precaudal vertebrae 22 (vs. 16); total vertebrae 62 (vs. 52); long rakers on first gill arch 14 (vs. 6); horizontal eye diameter 3.1% SL (vs. 1.3% SL); interorbital width 0.8% SL (vs. 3.3% SL); no posterior mandibular pore (vs. present); anterior infraorbital pores 1 (vs. 3); opercular spine not covered by skin (vs. covered by skin); otolith height to thickness 2.5 (vs. 1.8); in alcohol head and body light brown (vs. dark brown) (Ref. 93598).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.07.13

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