Brachionichthys australis, Australian spotted handfish

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Brachionichthys australis Last, Gledhill & Holmes, 2007

Australian spotted handfish
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> Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Brachionichthyidae (Handfishes)
Etymology: Brachionichthys: Latin, bracchium = arm + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  australis: Name from Latin word 'australis' meaning southern; refers to its wide southern Australian distribution.  More on authors: Last, Gledhill & Holmes.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino demersal; rango de profundidad 18 - 210 m (Ref. 72490), usually 40 - 150 m (Ref. 72490).   Subtropical; 0°C - ; 33°S - 43°S, 128°E - 150°E

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Southern Indian to Pacific: Australia.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 72490)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Radios blandos dorsales (total): 18-20; Radios blandos anales: 8 - 11. This species possess the following set of characters: esca small, 8-24% (mean 14%) of illicium length (including esca); illicium elongate, no dermal spinules, length 23-28% SL, 1.8-2.1 times in head length; eye large, mainly less than 5.4 times in head; body entirely covered with close-set, non-imbricate scales; scale bases subcircular with long unicuspid spinules (except for those closely associated with pores of the acoustico-lateralis system); spinules originating from middle of scale base, variable in length over body; second dorsal-fin rays 16-18 (mean 17), fin base 55-61% (mean 58%) SL; length of first ray of first dorsal fin 1.1-1.4 times length of longest ray of second dorsal fin; anal-fin rays usually 9-10; pectoral-fin rays 7; upper body lightly covered with longitudinal streak-like markings not spots; caudal fin with sparse coverage of large dark spots, not forming a broad submarginal bar (Ref. 72490).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

This species is recorded from depths of 18 m to at least 210 m, commonly at about 40-150 m depth, but may occur deeper; one specimen was taken by a trawler fishing in 123-277 m, but the depth of capture cannot be determined. Newly hatched young and egg capsule diameter unknown; egg diameter 1.7-1.9 mm (Ref. 72490).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Last, P.R., D.C .Gledhill and B.H. Holmes, 2007. A new handfish, Brachionichthys australis sp. nov. (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with a redescription of the critically endangered spotted handfish, B. hirsutus (Lacepède). Zootaxa 1666:53-68. (Ref. 72490)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 30 April 2018

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.9 - 16.4, mean 14.7 °C (based on 77 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7501   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .