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Chelidonichthys spinosus  (McClelland, 1844)

Spiny red gurnard
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae (Searobins) > Triglinae
Etymology: Chelidonichthys: Greek, chelidon, -onos = swift, as black as a swift + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 25 - 615 m (Ref. 11230).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); max. published weight: 950.00 g (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17. Lower half of the inner pectoral fin with scattered numerous pale spots (bluish in life, white or pale in preserved specimens); black blotch appears occasionally on lower inner part of pectoral fin.

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Northwest Pacific: southern Hokkaido, Japan southward to the South China Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in the tropical to warm temperate areas (Ref. 9771), in sandy or sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230).

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Richards, W.J., 1999. Triglidae. Gurnards, sea robins, armored gurnards, and armored sea robins. p. 2359-2363. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9771)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.