Mcgrouther's Coralbrotula, Diancistrus mcgroutheri Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005


Other Names: Mcgrouther's Viviparous Brotula

Mcgrouther's Coralbrotula, Diancistrus mcgroutheri. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A small secretive brotula that lives in crevices on the Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Coral Sea.

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Dianne J. Bray, Diancistrus mcgroutheri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4064

Mcgrouther's Coralbrotula, Diancistrus mcgroutheri Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005

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Distribution

Occurs on the northern Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Coral Sea. The species also occurs in southern Papua New Guinea.
A solitary cryptic inhabitant of coral reef crevices.

Features

Dorsal fin 73-76; Anal fin 56-61; Vertebrae 11+30=41. 
Small eyes (1.5-2.1% SL); outer pseudoclasper with small ear-lobe extension opening inwards; inner pseudoclasper free from outer pseudoclasper, with supporter, forming a sharp, forward-inclined thorn; narrow scale patch on cheek, absence of scales on operculum; head profile slender; otolith length to height ratio 2.0-2.2.

Etymology

The species is named mcgroutheri for Mark Grouther of the Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia.

Species Citation

Diancistrus mcgroutheri Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005, The Beagle 21: 129, figs. 17, 45, 46. Type locality: Holmes Reef, Coral Sea, 30-60 m. [16°31’S, 147°50’E]. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Mcgrouther's Coralbrotula, Diancistrus mcgroutheri Schwarzhans, Møller & Nielsen 2005

References


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

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:37228093

Biology:Live bearer

Depth:0-60 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:6 cm SL

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