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.; pruvosti: Named for Patrice Pruvost, MNHN, Paris.. More on author: Schwarzhans.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 76869). Tropical
Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76869); 4.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 52 - 58;
Vertebrae: 43 - 45. This species is distinct with the following characters: D 70-73, A 52-58, D/A 20-22, V in D 1.9; vertebrae 12+31-33=43-45, no cirri on occiput; a single (outer) pseudoclasper wing shaped with 2 supporters, the anterior one slightly longer and bent backward while the posterior is straight, with a club-like expanded tip; cheek with 5-6 scale rows on upper part, 3-5 rows on lower part; otolith possess a sharply pointed anterior tip and a moderately pronounced post-dorsal angle, with undivided short sulcus, its centre anteriorly of the centre of the otolith, inclined 5°-10°, otolith length to height is 2.2-2.3, otolith length to sulcus length is 2.6 (Ref. 76869).
This species is associated with crevices of silty coralline rock and the presence of live corals is not essential (Ref. 76869).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2007. Review of the Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae) of the Indo-west Pacific. Part III. Beaglichthys, Brosmolus, Monothrix and eight new genera with description of 20 new species. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 23:29-110. (Ref. 76869)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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 (0.00175 - 0.01142), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .