Dipulus hutchinsi Møller & Schwarzhans 2006


Other Names: Hutchins Mudbrotula

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Dipulus hutchinsi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4067

Dipulus hutchinsi Møller & Schwarzhans 2006

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Distribution

South of Nullabor Homestead, South Australia, to off Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Features

Dorsal fin 104-110; Anal fin 66-73; Vertebrae 16-17 + 36-40 = 53-56. 
Body very elongate body; D/A 41-43, V/A 19-20; broad angle on ventral maxilla positioned behind rear of eye; exposed opercular spine bent upwards; lower lip with skin fold; otoliths pointed anteriorly and posteriorly, their predorsal and postdorsal angles are similar in expressionotolith length to height ratio 2.1-2.2, with sulcus narrow. 
Scales present on body; no supraorbital pore behind eye; lower preopercular pores 3, non-tubular; posterior infraorbital pores 3. 
Single pair of pseudoclaspers curved, hockey stick-like, thin; penis slightly shorter than pseudoclaspers, with hook at tip.

Etymology

The species of named for Dr Barry Hutchins, formerly of the Western Australian Museum.

Species Citation

Dipulus hutchinsi Møller & Schwarzhans 2006, The Beagle 22: [67, figs. 23-25. Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Dipulus hutchinsi Møller & Schwarzhans 2006

References


Cohen, D.M. 1966. A new tribe and a new species of ophidioid fish. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 79(28): 183-204 figs 1-5 

Mees, G.F. 1962. Additions to the fish fauna of Western Australia. 3. Western Australian Fisheries. Bulletin 9(3): 23-30 fig. 1 

Møller, P.R., Knudsen, S.W., Schwarzhans, W. & Nielsen, J.G. 2016. A new classification of viviparous brotulas (Bythitidae) – with family status for Dinematichthyidae – based on molecular, morphological and fossil data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 391-408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04.008

Møller, P.R. & Schwarzhans, W. 2006. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei, Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific. Part II. Dermatopsis, Dermatopsoides and Dipulus with description of six new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 22: 39-76

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37228095

Behaviour:Nocturnal

Depth:10-60 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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