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Triacanthus nieuhofii  Bleeker, 1852

Silver tripodfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Triacanthidae (Triplespines)
Etymology: Triacanthus: Greek, tres, tria = three + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 10°N - 23°S, 73°E - 155°E

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Indo-West Pacific: mainly found from Indonesia to north western Australia; also recorded from Bay of Bengal.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9804)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Spiny dorsal-fin membrane very dark between first and second spines, slightly to much less darker between second and third spines, and pale between third and fifth spines. Outline of head between base of first dorsal-fin spine and eyes somewhat convex in front of spine and then straight or slightly concave over eye (Ref 9804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy and muddy flat in coastal areas. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Marketed fresh.

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Matsuura, K., 2001. Triacanthidae. Triplespines. p. 3905-3910. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9804)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7578   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.