Datnioides campbelli Whitley, 1939
photo by Weston, G.

Family:  Lobotidae (Tripletails)
Max. size:  32 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: restricted to the Gulf of Papua drainages and coastal waters of New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 24-24. Has fewer gill rakers than any other Coius. Scales in lateral series 42-43, in transverse series 8-12/1/18-20. First gill arch with 15-17 rakers (vs. 18-21 in C. microlepis and 20-23 in C. quadrifasciatus). Vertebrae 11=13 (vs. 10=14 in all other Coius. Branched anal fin rays usually 10; branched dorsal rays 14-15 (Ref. 10425).
Biology:  Occurs in brackish river mouths, coastal lagoons and rivers above tidal influence.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.97
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 17.04.06

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