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Diagramma pictum  (Thunberg, 1792)

Painted sweetlips
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Australia country information

Common names: Australian slatey, Blackall, Bluey
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: minor commercial | Ref: Johannes, R.E. and J.W. MacFarlane, 1991
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: live export: yes;
Comments: Ranges from North West Cape to Darwin (Ref. 5978); including Lord Howe Island (Ref. 9710, 75154) and the Torres Strait Islands (Ref. 13465). Museum: CSIRO CA1649 (conspecific material). Also Ref. 2112, 9987.
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: Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Plectorhinchinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 100.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3678); common length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. published weight: 6.3 kg (Ref. 4699)

Length at first maturity
Lm 31.8, range 32 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 170 m (Ref. 12260), usually 1 - 50 m (Ref. 37816)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 35°N - 31°S, 32°E - 170°E

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Japan, south to New Caledonia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 9 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-25; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typically found solitary or in groups, often in turbid water. on open muddy, sandy or silty substrates in protected bays or estuaries, around rock outcrops, wreckage and debris (Ref. 48635, 90102). Also in shallow coastal areas and coral reefs (Ref. 30573). Juveniles are found in weedy areas (Ref. 2799). Feeds on benthic invertebrates and fishes (Ref. 30573). Reportedly ciguatoxic in some areas (Ref. 2799). Marketed fresh and frozen (Ref. 9987). Five subspecies recognized across Indo-Pacific region including D. p. labiosum and D. p. pictum (Ref. 90102)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 2799)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5312 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.7   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.17; tm=3-4; Fec=495,450)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium