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Tetrosomus gibbosus  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Humpback turretfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Humpback turretfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Museum: LPPL JIF161 (TGT2448). From North West Cape to Darwin.
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: Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. and P.J. Kailola, 1984
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9806); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9661)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 37 - 110 m (Ref. 11441)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea (Ref. 3141) and East Africa to Indonesia, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Immigrated into the southeastern Mediterranean through the Suez Canal.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits deep coastal slopes and sheltered muddy substrates, usually in deep water offshore, but occasionally shallow near seagrass beds with silty rubble substrates (Ref. 48637). Usually occurs in sandy bottoms in coastal waters. Solitary (Ref. 90102). Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Generally considered as trash fish; not consumed. Its flesh and organs are poisonous (IUCN, http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/154933/0) however,

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: potential

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5625 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec assumed to be > 10,000)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (16 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High