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Pomadasys multimaculatus  (Playfair, 1867)

Cock grunter
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Australia country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments:
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: Roux, C., 1986
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Haemulinae
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 76.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573); common length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450)

Environment

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 20 - 50 m (Ref. 28016)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indian Ocean: east coast of Africa to Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. Silvery, darker above; head and body covered with dark spots.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 5213). Plentiful in tidal estuaries (Ref. 2135). Not eaten around the Island of Mozambique because the natives believe it is responsible for leprosy. Others consider the flesh causes boils. Excellent food fish.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

Other (Ref. 2799)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

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

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (56 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium