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Kurtus gulliveri  Castelnau, 1878

Nurseryfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Kurtidae (Nurseryfishes)
Etymology: Kurtus: Kyrtos, -e, -on = curved, with a hump (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Castelnau.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059); 2°S - 19°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 63.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2158)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 44 - 47

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

Asia and Oceania: central southern New Guinea and northern Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit mangrove-nipa swamps, brackish estuaries and slow-flowing turbid rivers. Feed on small fishes, shrimps and crayfish. The male carries the eggs around like a bunch of grapes attached to a hook on the head, called forehead brooding (Ref. 36739, 44894). Esteemed table fish (Ref. 2158).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Berra, Tim M. | Collaborators

Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest; gamefish: yes
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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=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.63 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=1-2;).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.