Leis' Coralbrotula, Diancistrus leisi Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005


Leis' Coralbrotula, Diancistrus leisi. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A very rare and secretive brotula found on the northern Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Coral Sea.

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Dianne J. Bray, Diancistrus leisi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4063

Leis' Coralbrotula, Diancistrus leisi Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005

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Distribution

Endemic to the northern Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Coral Sea.

Features

Dorsal fin 69-73; Anal fin 55-57; Vertebrae 11+30=41. 
Eyes small (1.7-1.9% SL), D/V 6; outer pseudoclasper short, only slightly longer than inner pseudoclasper, stick-shaped; inner pseudoclasper anteriorly joined to outer pseudoclasper, thin, spiny, strongly forward inclined; narrow scale patch on cheek with 3-4 scale rows on upper cheek and only 1-2 scale rows on lower cheek, no scales on operculum; head high, laterally strongly compressed, eye located high; otolith length to height ratio 2.0-2.1.

Etymology

The species is named leisi for Jeffrey Leis, of the Australian Musuem, Sydney, Australia.

Species Citation

Diancistrus leisi Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005, The Beagle: 125, figs. 29, 41, 42. Type locality: Ashmore Reef, QLD, 1-2 m. [10°09.58’S, 144°34.94’E]. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Leis' Coralbrotula, Diancistrus leisi Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005

References


Schwarzhans, W., Møller, P.R. & Nielsen, J.G. 2005. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) of the Indo-West Pacific. Part I. Diancistrus and two new genera with 26 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 21: 73-163.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37228092

Biology:Live bearer

Depth:1-17 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3.3 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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