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Microbrotula punicea  Anderson, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Microbrotula: Greek, mikros = small + Latin, brotula, -ae = little, bud, shoot (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Southwestern Pacific: endemic to Kermadec Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 77-82; Anal soft rays: 64 - 71; Vertebrae: 49 - 53. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: vertebrae 11-13 + 38-41 = 49-53; D 77–82, A 64-71, pectoral-fin rays 14, caudal-fin rays 6; anterior dorsal fin ray above vertebra 8-10; anterior anal fin ray below dorsal fin ray 18-21; anterior anal fin ray below vertebra 15–16; head with connected scale patches on cheek, opercle and occiput; papillae on head only between eyes; lateral-line papillae along anterior quarter; spine absent at lower angle of preopercle; posterior mandibular pores 3, lower preopercular pore 1; strong, recurved palatine teeth, in single row; otolith elongate, length to height, 2.4; otolith length to colliculum length, 3.1–3.5 (Ref. 88975).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Anderson, M.E., 2007. Two new Microbrotula (Teleostei: Ophidiiformes: Bythitidae) from the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, with a revised key to the species. Species Diversity 12:1-8. (Ref. 78526)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .