Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae
Etymology: Omegophora: From the Greek letter "omega" + Greek, phero = to carry.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 146 m (Ref. 9563). Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to southern New South Wales and Tasmania.
Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 9563).
May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Poisonous to eat (Ref. 2156)
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01731 (-0.19908 - 0.23369), b=2.95624 (2.84032 - 3.07216), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766