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Parabrotula plagiophthalma  Zugmayer, 1911

False cusk
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Parabrotulidae (False brotulas)
Etymology: Parabrotula: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, brotula, -ae = little, bud, shoot (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 35509).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35509)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 37-41; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 34 - 38. Body long, naked and compressed. Skin loose, thin but not gelatinous. Snout pointed. Gill opening large. Head and body uniformly dark brown in alcohol (Ref. 35852).

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Northeast Atlantic: most of the known specimens from the area (Ref. 36126). Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea, one specimen 0°42'S, 7°E (Ref. 10800). Southeast Atlantic: off East London, South Africa. Western Pacific: Japan and Australia (Ref. 11228).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Viviparous (Ref. 10800). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Anderson, M.E., 1986. Parabrotulidae. p. 343. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 6608)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.8750   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec<100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .