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Branchiostegus sawakinensis  Amirthalingam, 1969

Freckled tilefish
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Australia country information

Common names: Freckled tilefish, Tile-fish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Museum: WAM P.26201-001. From North West Cape to Darwin (Ref. 5978). Also Ref. 7300.
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) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae (Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Common names from other countries

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5591)

Environment

Marine; demersal; depth range 45 - 180 m (Ref. 9607)

Climate / Range

Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and off Durban, South Africa. Reported from the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978) and the Philippines (Ref. 9877, 9880).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12. Pinkish brown above, white below; caudal fin with 2 horizontal stripes; red spot on outer base of pectoral fins and black spot in axil (Ref. 5591).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the continental shelf (Ref. 7300). Found over muddy bottoms (Ref. 5213). Considered poisonous by local fishers in the Red Sea and thus are generally discarded (Ref. 9880).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat (Ref. 9880)



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Internet sources

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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)
Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high