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Zenarchopterus ornithocephala  Collette, 1985

Vogelkop river garfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes (Needle fishes) > Zenarchopteridae ()
Etymology: Zenarchopterus: Particle zen, derived from zao = to give life + Greek, archos = anus + Greek, pteron = fin;  ornithocephala: A noun in apposition, from the Greek ornis, ornithos (bird) and kephale (head), after the Vogelkop (birdhead) Peninsula (Ref. 10995).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Vogelkop Peninsula in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14; Vertebrae: 49 - 50. Sixth anal fin ray of adult male enlarged. Predorsal scales 48-52. Scales anterior to origin of dorsal fin 45. Upper jaw longer than wide; lower jaw about equal to head length. Pectoral fin much shorter than head length. No modified dorsal fin rays in males.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Collette, B.B., 1985. Zenarchopterus ornithocephala, a new species of freshwater halfbeak (Pisces: Hemiramphidae) from the Vogelkop peninsula of New Guinea. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 98(1):107-111. (Ref. 10995)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .