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Tragulichthys jaculiferus  (Cuvier, 1818)

Longspine burrfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Longspine burrfish, Long-spined porcupinefish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Museum: CSIRO CA2243. From North West Cape to Darwin (Ref. 5978). Also Ref. 2334.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 26 - 137 m (Ref. 58489)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Northern Australia and Arafura Sea. Does not occur in southern Australia or New Zealand (Ref. 9680).
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Short description

A set of 4 long spines with their bases near dorsal- and anal-fin bases and their pointed ends extending over caudal peduncle. Two very long spines (longer than rays of pectoral fins) in pectoral-fin axil (Ref 9680).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on soft bottoms to at least 30 m (Ref. 9680). Presumably feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates (Ref. 9680). Frequently trawled but not marketed (Ref. 9680).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 1.0000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (16 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown