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Aphareus furca  (Lacepède, 1801)

Small toothed jobfish
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Philippines country information

Common names: Aha-an, Bisugo, Guntul
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: commercial | Ref: Rau, N. and A. Rau, 1980
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from Tubbataha Reefs (Ref. 53416), Lanuza Bay (Ref. 104756), Sarangani Bay (Ref. 106380), and Bantayan Is. in northern Cebu (Ref. 114734).
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R., 1985
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Etelinae
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5484); common length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821); max. published weight: 906.00 g (Ref. 4887)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 122 m (Ref. 9710)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 35°N - 31°S, 35°E - 134°W (Ref. 55)

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Reported from Cocos Island in the eastern Pacific (Ref. 9821).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit inshore coral and rocky reefs and in clear waters of lagoons (Ref. 9821). Pelagic and benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Occur singly or in small groups. Feed mainly on fishes, but also eat crustaceans. Individuals with brilliant yellow on head may be nuptial males (Ref. 9821). Often curious and approachable (Ref. 9710). Marketed fresh.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30298)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.7500 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.1   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax = 9)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high