Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Batrachoidiformes
(Toadfishes) > Batrachoididae
(Toadfishes) > Halophryninae
Etymology: Allenbatrachus: Composed from Jerry Allen an Australian taxonomist + Greek, batrachos = frog (Ref. 45335); meridionalis: Name from Latin adjective 'meridionalis' meaning southern, referring to its being the southernmost known species of the genus.. More on author: Greenfield.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar and Reunion.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57933)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 18 - 19. This species is distinguished by its dark color; anal-fin rays 19, dorsal-fin rays 22; usually with a single, simple, pointed orbital cirrus; a simple, pointed barbel at the end of the maxilla; pointed teeth (Ref. 57933).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and W.L. Smith, 2004. Allenbatrachus meridionalis, a new toadfish (Batrachoididae) from Madagascar and Reunion. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(4):568-572. (Ref. 57933)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.6 - 27.5, mean 26.5 (based on 32 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .