Slimy Cusk, Brosmophyciops pautzkei Schultz 1960


Other Names: Slimy Cuskeel

A Slimy Cusk, Brosmophyciops pautzkei, at Fly Point, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, April 2019. Source: Rebecca Lloyd / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A brown cusk eel with translucent orange fins, and covered in thick granular mucus.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Brosmophyciops pautzkei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4598

Slimy Cusk, Brosmophyciops pautzkei Schultz 1960

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Distribution

South Muiron Island, Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, Western Australia, Cartier Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and reefs in the Coral Sea, to Sydney, New South Wales; also Cocos (Keeling) islands and Christmas Island in the Eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Etymology

The species is named in honour of Schultz' former student Clarence F. Pautzke, chief biologist in the Game Department of the State of Washington, who was at Bikini Atoll in 1946 and 1947 when type specimen was collected.

Species Citation

Brosmophyciops pautzkei Schultz 1960, Bulletin of the United States National Museum 202(2): 386, fig. 128. Type locality: lagoon at Arji Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific, depth 20-40 feet.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Slimy Cusk, Brosmophyciops pautzkei Schultz 1960

References


Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21 

Allen, G.R. & Steene, R.C. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 197 pp.

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. 

Cohen, D.M. & Nielsen, J.G. 1978. Guide to the identification of genera of the fish order Ophidiiformes with a tentative classification of the order. National Marine Fisheries Service (U.S.). Technical Report 417: 1-72 figs 1-103 

Hobbs, J-P.A., Newman, S.J., Mitsopoulos, G.E.A., Travers, M.J., Skepper, C.L., Gilligan, J.J., Allen, G.R., Choat, H.J. & Ayling, A.M. 2014. Checklist and new records of Christmas Island fishes: the influence of isolation, biogeography and habitat availability on species abundance and community composition. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 184–202 

Hobbs, J-P.A., Newman, S .J., Mitsopoulos, G.E.A., Travers, M.J., Skepper, C.L., Gilligan, J.J., Allen, G.R., Choat, H.J. & Ayling, A.M. 2014. Fishes of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands: new records, community composition and biogeographic significance. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 203–219 

Machida, Y. & Yoshino, T. 1984. First record of Brosmophyciops pautzkei (Bythitidae, Ophidiiformes) from Japan. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science. Kôchi University D Biology 5: 37-41 figs 1-2 

Nakabo, T. (ed.) 2002. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. English edition. Tokyo : Toikai University Press pp. 867-1749. 

Nielsen, J.G., Cohen, D.M., Markle, D.F. & Robins, C.R. 1999. Ophidiiform Fishes of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 Vol. 18. 178 pp. 

Nielsen. J.G. 1999. Families Carapidae, Ophidiidae, Bythitidae, Aphionidae. pp. 1978-1985 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. 

Schultz, L.P. 1960. Family Brotulidae. pp. 382-389, fig. 128, pl. 111A in Schultz, L.P., Chapman, W.M., Lachner, E.A. & Woods, L.P. (eds). Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas Islands. Vol. 2. Families Mullidae through Stromateidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 202(2): 1-438, figs 91-132, pls 75-123

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37228016

Depth:1-54 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:7.5 cm TL

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