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Tuamotuichthys bispinosus  Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2004

Two-spined slopebrotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Tuamotuichthys: Derived from the name of the type locality, Tuamotu Archipelago and the Greek ichthys (fish), Tuamotu fish;  bispinosus: Specific name refer to the two opercular spines..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

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Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 536 m (Ref. 51829).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Southern Pacific: Tuamotu Archipelago.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51829)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 81; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 60. Head profile above eye moderately depressed. Head and body with large scales. Upper and lower opercular spines strong. Neural spines of vertebrae 6-14 truncate. Pectoral peduncle as long as broad. Posterior part of maxilla expanded, 5.5 % SL. Palatine teeth present. Eyes well-developed. Gill rakers 11, 3 long rakers interrupted by short platelike rakers. Pectoral fin rays 22. Caudal fin rays 13. Vertebrae 13 + 39 = 52.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Møller, P.R., W. Schwarzhans and J.G. Nielsen, 2003. Tuamotuichthys bispinosus, a new genus and species from off Tuamotu Islands, South Pacific Ocean (Ophiidiformes, Bythitidae). Ichthyol. Res. 51:146-152. (Ref. 51829)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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