Dinematichthys trilobatus Møller & Schwarzhans 2008

Trilobed Viviparous Brotula, Dinematichthys trilobatus. Source: Gerald R. Allen / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

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Dinematichthys trilobatus Møller & Schwarzhans 2008

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Endemic to the Australian territories of Christmas and Cocos Keeling islands in the eastern Indian Ocean.


Dinematichthys is from the Greek, di meaning 'two', nema meaning 'filament' and ichthys meaning 'fish', in reference to the pelvic fins. The species is named trilobatus in reference to the 3-lobed pseudoclasper of the male.

Species Citation

Dinematichthys trilobatus Møller & Schwarzhans 2008, The Beagle, Rec. Mus. Art Gall. N.T. 24 :136, Figs. 33-34. Type locality: Direction Island, Cocos-Keeling Islands, 12°05'S, 96°53'E, depth 0.1-2.0 metres.


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Dinematichthys trilobatus Møller & Schwarzhans 2008


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [136]

Møller, P.R. & W. Schwarzhans. 2008. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific, Part IV. Dinematichthys and two new genera with descriptions of nine new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 24: 87-146.

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CAAB Code:37228118

Biology:Live bearer

Depth:0-49 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:Fem 5.8 cm SL; Male 4.6 cm SL

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