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Tetragonurus cuvieri  Risso, 1810

Smalleye squaretail
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Australia country information

Common names: Squaretail
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Occurs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania (Ref. 9563). Adults have been recorded on the continental slope from 500 to 650 m depth (Ref. 9563). Also Ref. 6885.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Tetragonuridae (Squaretails)
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4415)

Environment

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 800 m (Ref. 10823)

Climate / Range

Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Baja California, Mexico; Chile (Ref. 9068). Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559), New Zealand and Australia (Ref. 6885). Western Indian Ocean: Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4415). Atlantic Ocean, including the Mediterranean (Ref. 4415).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13; Vertebrae: 52. Pectorals and pelvic fins small (Ref. 6885). Dark brown, paler at base of tail and on head, otherwise almost uniform throughout (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic, usually near surface; possibly near bottom. Perhaps occurs in schools. Young usually among jellyfishes or inside large salps. Feeds on jellyfishes and salps (Ref. 2850), also other soft-bodied coelenterates, ctenophores, as well as plankton. There are conflicting reports that the flesh of this species is poisonous (Ref. 11149).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 4690)



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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.7500 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.8   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.10)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown