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Anacanthobythites platycephalus  Anderson, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Anacanthobythites: From the Greek (with negative prefix) acantha meaning thorn or prickle, and buthos for depths of the sea, an often-used suffix for bythitines) referring to the lack of developed gill rakers on the first branchial arch.;  platycephalus: Named for its depressed head; Greek platys for broad or flat and kephale for head.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 10 m (Ref. 80765).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80765)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 81; Anal soft rays: 66; Vertebrae: 49. This species is distinguished by the following characters: infraorbital pores 6; first anal fin ray under dorsal ray 22; lateral line with 83 scale rows; 26 scale rows from anal fin origin to dorsal fin base; 22 pectoral fin rays (Ref. 80765).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Anderson, M.E., 2008. A new genus with two new species of live-bearing brotulas (Teleostei: Ophidiiformes: Bythiidae) from southern Australia. Species Diversity 13:149-156. (Ref. 80765)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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