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Cyclichthys orbicularis  (Bloch, 1785)

Birdbeak burrfish
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Philippines country information

Common names: Birdbeak burrfish, Boteting taut, Botiti
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: of no interest | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Sibuyan, Romblon (Ref. 58652).
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Conlu, P.V., 1980
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
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. 9710)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 9 - 170 m (Ref. 30573)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 32°N - 36°S, 24°E - 168°E

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia (Ref. 9680). Southeast Atlantic: south coast of South Africa (Ref. 4423).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Adults brown to grey with blotches and clusters of black spots on back and sides; pelagic juveniles covered with black spots (Ref. 4423).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit clear protected reefs with sponge and algal habitats. Often in large sponges during the day (Ref. 48637). Usually over sand and mud bottoms to at least 170 m (Ref. 30573). Occasionally on reefs (Ref. 9680). Active at night, feeding among reefs (Ref. 48637). A nocturnal species (Ref. 9710) that presumably feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates (Ref. 9680, 48637).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

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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)
3.6   ±0.59 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)

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