Chelidonichthys capensis  (Cuvier, 1829)

Cape 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 10 - 390 m (Ref. 4316).   Subtropical; 17°S - 45°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 32.8, range 27 - 35 cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3699); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3699); max. reported age: 16 years (Ref. 26321)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 16

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

Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: Cape Fria, Namibia to Maputo, Mozambique. The record of a specimen from Reunion (MHNRUN 36) is probably erroneous (Ref. 33390).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over sandy and muddy bottoms in coastal areas. Feeds on fishes (Ref. 4316) and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Excellent food fish (Ref. 4316).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Richards, W.J. and V.P. Saksena, 1990. Triglidae. p. 680-684. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3687)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.14; tm=2-5; tmax=12).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (65 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.