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Majungaichthys agalegae  Schwarzhans & Møller, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Majungaichthys: Named for Majunga (Mahajanga) province of Madagascar, the type locality of the type species.;  agalegae: Named for its type locality, Agalega Islands; noun in apposition..   More on author: Schwarzhans.

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Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 4 - 5 m (Ref. 88966).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: off northwestern Madagascar (Nosy Mitsio Archipelago) to the Agalega Islands (Mauritius).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88966); 3.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 71-75; Anal soft rays: 55 - 62; Vertebrae: 42 - 44. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 12 + 30-32 = 42-44, pleural ribs on vertebrae 2-11; rays on dorsal fin 71-75 and anal fin 55-62, D/A 20-21; distance from base of ventral fin to base of anal fin 25.5-28; head with rounded snout, scale patch on cheeks with 4 or 5 rows on upper cheek and 2 or 3 rows on lower cheek; p2 pairs of pseudoclaspers almost equally large, outer flap-shaped with broadened tip, inner narrower with anteriorly inclined tip; otolith with indistinctly divided sulcus with extremely small cauda, ostium length to cauda length about 7:1, sulcus slightly inclined, otolith length to otolith height 2.1, otolith length to sulcus length 1.8-1.9 (Ref. 88966).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2011. New Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with the description of a new genus and five new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 27:161-177. (Ref. 88966)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00175 - 0.01142), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .