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Plectorhinchus gibbosus  (Lacepède, 1802)

Harry hotlips
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Australia country information

Common names: Black sweetlip, Blubber-lip bream, Brown blubber-lips
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Ranges from North West Cape to Darwin (Ref. 5978). Recorded from Shark Bay (Ref. 115274). Museum: WAM P.26218-004 (Ref. 5978). Also Ref. 1602, 38544.
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: Johnson, J.W., 1999
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Plectorhinchinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30874)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 25 m (Ref. 58652)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 24°S

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Natal, South Africa (including Madagascar and the Comoro and Reunion islands); Gulf of Aden and the Persian Gulf eastward to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia; Caroline and Mariana islands in Micronesia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal reefs, sandbanks, and near estuaries (Ref. 30573). Enter freshwater (Ref. 7050). Small juveniles occur along sheltered sandy shorelines where they mimic a dead leaf by drifting on their sides (Ref. 37816). Adults mainly in protected inshore reefs to deep offshore, sometimes swims in small groups (Ref. 48635). Excellent food fish (Ref. 2799).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 2799)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

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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 diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.20)

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