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Species: Calamopteryx goslinei, Longarm Brotula

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head: prominent papillae & flaps
A 51-57
C 10

Calamopteryx goslinei Böhlke & Cohen, 1966

Longarm Brotula

Elongate; head depressed, pointed; eye moderate, 13-16% of head length; head with prominent papillae and raised flaps; front nostril tubular, immediately above the top lip, rear nostril a circular hole; teeth on sides of roof of mouth; no central tooth patch at bottom of gill arches, paired patches at bases of gill arches 3-5; opercular spine flattened and flap-like; lower edge of preopercle with curved, forward- pointing spine; dorsal fin 63-70; anal fin 51-57; pectoral fin at end of elongate stalk, 13-15; each pelvic fin is one thread, inserted under throat; tail fin 10, joined to dorsal and anal fins; rows of small papillae along side of belly; scales on body and much of head; male with fleshy pad and hooded penis immediately behind anus.

Brown overall; head darker than rest.

Reachs 7.3 cm.

Lives on reefs.

Depth range: 6-55 m.

The Bahamas and Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Corals
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Live birth
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Insular primarily
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 7.3
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 55