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Chilomycterus reticulatus  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Spotfin burrfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Spotfin porcupinefish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: From Broome northwards.
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: Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988
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 : 69.7 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 100 m (Ref. 9680)

Climate / Range

Subtropical, preferred ?; - 24°S, 98°W - 34°W

Distribution

Circumglobal: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 14. Adults grey to brown with a black gular band and small black spots on upper surfaces and fins; pelagic juveniles blue with dark spots above, the spots descending to belly (Ref. 4423).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults found in reefs and over soft bottoms to depths of 100 m, but may occur deeper in the tropics (Ref. 30573). Often found washed up on beaches. Known to brace themselves against the substrate to sleep at night (Ref. 4930). Appear to be active during the day. Juveniles often with floating weeds (Ref. 48637). Solitary. Juveniles pelagic in oceanic surface waters (Ref. 30573). Feed on hard-shelled invertebrates. Not usually marketed.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5313 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown