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Scatophagus tetracanthus  (Lacepède, 1802)

Scatty
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Australia country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments:
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: Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scatophagidae (Scats)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6800)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 86942)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 1672); 13°N - 29°S, 32°E - 155°E

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Somalia (Ref. 30573) and Kenya to South Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Also found in the rivers and lagoons of East Africa.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 14 - 15

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in harbors and estuaries (Ref. 5480); also found in rivers and lagoons. Forms shoals (Ref. 5480). Feeds on detritus and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 30573). Antirolateral glandular groove with venom gland (Ref. 57406).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 57406)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.8125 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
2.8   ±0.25 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (18 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low