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Triacanthus biaculeatus  (Bloch, 1786)

Short-nosed 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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 60 m (Ref. 9804).   Tropical; 20°C - 30°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?; 38°N - 28°S, 48°E - 154°E

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf eastward through Bay of Bengal to eastern Australia, northward to southern Japan and China.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9804); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3540)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Spiny dorsal-fin membrane very dark between first and third spines, and usually equally dark between third and fifth spines. Outline of head from base of first dorsal-fin spine to above eye an even slightly convex curve or almost a straight line (Ref 9804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy or muddy flat in coastal and estuarine waters. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Sold fresh in markets. Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).

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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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.29 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.22).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.