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Ungusurculus collettei  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2007

Collette's viviparous brotula
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Ungusurculus: Name from Latin words 'ungulus' (= claw) and 'surculus' (= grapevine tendril), refers to the functional analogy with the pseudoclaspers and the specific shape of the inner pseudoclasper.;  collettei: Named for Bruce B. Collette, USNM, Washington D.C..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino demersal; rango de profundidad 5 - 10 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Indonesia. Also Papua New Guinea (Ref. 90102).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 76869)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Radios blandos dorsales (total): 76-78; Radios blandos anales: 54 - 61; Vértebra: 41. This species possess the following characteristics: D 76-78, A 54-61, D/A 25-27, V in D 2.2; vertebrae 12+29=41; anterior nostril at 1/6 the distance from upper lip to aggregate distance to anterior margin of eye; 2 pairs of free pseudoclaspers, the outer pseudoclasper wing-shaped with broad base and distally widened supporter with strong anterior hook (covered by ligament), the inner one is stalked, with slightly widened base and distally bifurcate claw-like with 2 strong outwardly directed spines; cheek with 5 scale rows on upper part and 3 rows on lower part; no upper preopercular pore; otolith compressed, its length to height is 1.8, with undivided short sulcus, its centre anterior of centre of otolith and inclined about 5°, with otolith length to sulcus length 2.25 (Ref. 76869).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Cryptic and solitary inhabitant of reef crevices to about 5-10 m (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2007. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific. Part III. Beaglichthys, Brosmolus, Monothrix and eight new genera with description of 20 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 23:29-110. (Ref. 76869)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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