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Lactoria diaphana  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Roundbelly cowfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Roundbelly cowfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Museum: CSIRO CA2220. From North West Cape to Darwin (Ref. 5978).
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) > Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 583)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 50 m (Ref. 9806)

Climate / Range

Subtropical, preferred ?; 35°N - 28°S

Distribution

Southeast Atlantic: off Swakopmund, Namibia (Ref. 11228). Indo-Pacific and Eastern Pacific: South Africa east through Indonesia to the Easter Island and Peru, north to southern Japan, Hawaii, and southern California, south to New Caledonia, New South Wales and Kermadec Islands (Ref. 8879).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9. Small spine on back and short spines before eyes (Ref. 3141). Caudal fin rays 10 (Ref. 1602).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit coral and rocky reefs of coastal areas (Ref. 9806, 48637). Also common on offshore sand and mudflats (Ref. 48637). Young fish occur in oceanic waters, at or near the surface (Ref. 2850); semi-transparent young may enter estuaries (Ref. 3141). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9806). A large number of juveniles were found in the stomachs of flatheads (Ref. 48637).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial

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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)
3.3   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.

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

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (18 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)