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Lagocephalus sceleratus  (Gmelin, 1789)

Silver-cheeked toadfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Giant toadfish, North-West blowfish, Silver toadfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Museum: NMNZ P.15090 (TGT2559). From North West Cape to Darwin. Also Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and (Queensland)(Ref. 9563).
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: Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. and P.J. Kailola, 1984
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae (Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 110 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. published weight: 7.0 kg (Ref. 4919)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 18 - 100 m (Ref. 11441)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 4919). Lessepsian migrant to the Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 55043).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 12. Greenish with brown or black spots above; silver band from mouth to caudal fin; belly white; silver blotch in front of eye; pectoral base black (Ref. 4919).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits offshore reefs (Ref. 9563). Sandy bottom (Ref. 95646). Caught by trammel net (Ref. 96695).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat (Ref. 559)



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5005 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.7   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High to very high vulnerability (71 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)