Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Didymothallus: Name from Greek 'didymos' for double or twofold and 'thallus' for branch in plants, referring
to the two supporters of nearly equal length in the single pair of pseudoclaspers.; nudigena: Name from Latin 'nudus' meaning naked and 'gena' for cheek; referring to the reduced squamation of the cheeks; noun in apposition. More on authors: Schwarzhans & Møller.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical; 16°S - 24°S, 113°E - 122°E (Ref. 88966)
Eastern Indian Ocean: NW Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88966); 6.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 57 - 69;
Vertebrae: 40 - 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 12+28-31=40-43; rays on dorsal fin 78-90, anal fin 57-69, V in D 1.9-2.3; head with few small, non-imbricate scales on upper cheeks only; single (outer) pseudoclasper wing-shaped with two slender supporters, anterior supporter shorter than posterior one with small distal appendix on inner face, posterior supporter curved, hockey-stick shaped; otolith with undivided short sulcus, its centre anterior to centre of otolith, sulcus not inclined, otolith length to otolith height 2.25-2.35, otolith length to sulcus length 1.9-2.1 (Ref. 88966).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2011. New Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with the description of a new genus and five new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 27:161-177. (Ref. 88966)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00178 - 0.01122), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .