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Aplodactylus arctidens  Richardson, 1839

Marblefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Aplodactylidae (Marblefishes)
Etymology: Aplodactylus: Greek, aploe, -es = simplicity + Greek, daktylos = finger (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Richardson.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 9002), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 86913).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 65.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8; Vertebrae: 34. This species is characterized by the following: small mouth, somewhat ventral on head; fleshy lips, upper lip projecting, maxilla reaching a vertical through posterior nostril; small teeth, mainly tricuspid, a few lanceolate, in 3-4 rows in jaws, with outermost row largest; vomerine teeth in small patch; nostrils 2 pairs, anterior pair with fleshy tentaculate flaps on anteroventral margin and posteroventral margin; opercle with broad flat spine, does not extend to the fleshy margin; scales are small, cycloid, embedded, extending on to cheeks and opercles, and forming a sheath along base of spinous dorsal fin (Ref. 86913).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: southern Australia and New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits weedy reef slopes (Ref. 9002). Feeds on algae (mainly red, Ref. 86913), and the small invertebrates living amongst it. A poor food fish with its flesh described as coarse with a rank flavor (Ref. 86913).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Russell, Barry | Collaborators

Russell, B.C., 2000. Review of the southern temperate fish family Aplodactylidae (Pisces: Perciformes). J. Nat. Hist. 34(1):2157-2171.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00163 - 0.01117), b=3.14 (2.91 - 3.37), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.