Anacanthus barbatus  Gray, 1830

Bearded leatherjacket
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Etymology: Anacanthus: Greek, ana = up + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gray.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 48-50; Anal soft rays: 58 - 62.

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Indo-West Pacific: western India to Indonesia; south to northwestern Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy weedy areas of coastal reefs (Ref. 9710). Lives in open muddy substrates in estuaries as well as deep coastal bays. Usually found lining up with ropes, seawhips and large stringy-type sponges. Incredible mimic that may float over the open bottom like a mangrove-shoot, may stand on its head (Ref. 48637). Enters mangroves (Ref. 9710).

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Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 = 1.0000   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.