Pseudalutarius nasicornis  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Rhinoceros leatherjacket
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Etymology: Pseudalutarius: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, lutarius, -a, -um = that lives in the mud (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 55 m (Ref. 9710).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 43-50; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 41 - 46. Pale brown to grey in color; two brown stripes on body; adults with yellow spots on head and body; soft dorsal and anal fins yellowish; caudal fin dark brown (Ref. 4421).

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Indo-West Pacific: tropical and subtropical waters, South Africa eastward through Indonesia; northward to southern Japan; southward to the east coast of Australia (Ref. 33352). Southeast Atlantic: south coast of South Africa.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit coastal reefs and enter estuaries. Often in silty habitat and usually on slopes with low rubble reef and rich invertebrate growth, ranging to moderate depths (Ref. 48637). Found on weedy and sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Often found in pairs (Ref. 9710). Sometimes solitary or in groups (Ref. 90102). Juveniles hide or shelter near seawhips or seapens (Ref. 48637).

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

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.01148 (0.00445 - 0.02962), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.