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Centropogon australis  (White, 1790)

Eastern fortescue
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Australia country information

Common names: Eastern fortescue, Eastern fortesque, Fortescue
Occurrence: endemic
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: common (usually seen) | Ref: Poss, S.G., 1999
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Found from Bundaberg (QLD) to the Gippsland Lakes (Victoria) (Ref. 34095); reaching Dunwich, Moreton Bay (S Qld) (Ref. 39597). Recorded from ballast water in commercial vessels travelling between Newcastle and Port Hedland, NSW (Ref. 37896). Also Ref. 4537, 4716, 7300, 34095.
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: Johnson, J.W., 1999
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4690)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 34095)

Climate / Range

Subtropical, preferred ?; 25°S - 38°S

Distribution

Western Pacific: Queensland to Victoria, Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 26 - 27. Presence of a large horizontal spine below the eye, a dorsal fin which originates just behind the posterior edge of the eye, and venomous dorsal spines.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in seagrass beds in estuaries (extremely common during reproductive season in the austral Spring) and coastal bays, and sponge gardens on inshore reefs. Venomous dorsal spines often inflict a painful sting to fishers (Ref. 34095, 39597). Of no commercial importance but often entrapped in fishing gears such as trawls and can be dangerous to fishermen who attempt to remove these (Ref. 39597).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4716)



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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.6250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown