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Tuamotuichthys schwarzhansi  Nielsen & Møller, 2008

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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;  schwarzhansi: Named for Dr. Werner Schwarzhans, Hamburg..   More on author: Nielsen.

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Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 440 - 492 m (Ref. 83559).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Solomon Sea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83559)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 71-79; Anal soft rays: 58 - 62; Vertebrae: 50 - 51. This species differs from its congeners by the following characters: longer predorsal distance, 34.0-36.0 % SL; no pseudobranchial filaments; 1 opercular spine; absence of interorbital and occipital head pores; 71-79 dorsal-fin rays; 58-62 anal-fin rays; 23 pectoral-fin rays; 11-12 precaudal and 50-51 total vertebrae (Ref. 83559).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Nielsen, J.G. and P.R. Møller, 2008. New and rare deep-sea ophidiiform fishes from the Solomon Sea caught by the Danish Galathea 3 Expedition. Steenstrupia 30(1):21-46. (Ref. 83559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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