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Arrhamphus sclerolepis  Günther, 1866

Northern snubnose garfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes (Needle fishes) > Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Etymology: Arrhamphus: Greek, a = without + Greek, rhamphos = bill, peak (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; pelagic-neritic; amphidromous; depth range 0 - ? m.   Tropical; 1°S - 19°S

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Indo-West Pacific: confined to northern Australia and southern Papua New Guinea. Known south along the coast of western Australia to the Gascoyne River and along the coast of eastern Australia to Lindeman Island and Bowen, Queensland.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847); common length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 17; Vertebrae: 45 - 48. Lower jaw proportionately much shorter at larger sizes. Anal rays usually 15; vertebrae 45-48, usually 46 or 47; gill rakers on the first arch, 21-25, usually 23 or 24.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A coastal species that extends into fresh water. Occurs in brackish estuaries, but frequently found in the lower, tidal portions of freshwater streams (Ref. 2847). Considered an excellent food fish taken by commercial and recreational fishers (Ref. 9843).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Collette, Bruce B. | Collaborators

Collette, B.B., 2004. Family Hemiramphidae Gill 1859. Halfbeaks. Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes (22):35. (Ref. 51649)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.7 - 28.8, mean 27.9 (based on 316 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00263 (0.00119 - 0.00582), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.