Microcanthus strigatus  (Cuvier, 1831)

Stripey
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Kyphosidae (Sea chubs) > Microcanthinae
Etymology: Microcanthus: Greek, mikros = small + Greek akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 140 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

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Western Pacific: Japan, China, New Caledonia and Australia. Eastern Pacific: Hawaii.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal and lagoon reefs (Ref. 9710). Found in dense aggregations under ledges and in caves during the day (Ref. 9710). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Young feeds on small crustaceans and algae (Ref. 3921).

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: 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=0.02340 (0.00903 - 0.06064), b=2.99 (2.76 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.