Rhynchostracion nasus, Shortnose boxfish

Rhynchostracion nasus (Bloch, 1785)

Shortnose boxfish
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
Etymology: Rhynchostracion: Greek, rhingchos = snout + Greek, ostrakon = a little shell (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Bloch.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin récifal; profondeur 2 - 80 m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical; 19°N - 20°S

Distribution Pays | Zones FAO | Écosystèmes | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: Sri Lanka (Ref. 1550) and Sumatra to Fiji, north to the Philippines; Palau and Truk in Micronesia. Matsuura 1999, pers. comm. strongly doubts its distribution in the southern GBR (as reported in Lieske & Meyers 1994, Ref. 9710) and does not know of any reliable record of this species from East Africa.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 2334)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 0; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 9; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 9. Has a small protuberance above the mouth and a distinctly concave snout profile.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Found around rocky and sandy substrates (Ref. 1602). Solitary, also found in sheltered bays exposed to heavy silt and mud bottoms of coastal trawling grounds (Ref. 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Matsuura, Keiichi | Collaborateurs

Matsuura, K., 2001. Ostraciidae. Boxfishes. p. 3948-3951. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9806)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Non évalué 

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Venomous





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.7 - 29, mean 28.2 (based on 1104 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03548 (0.01708 - 0.07371), b=2.81 (2.63 - 2.99), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Haut, temps minimum de doublement de population inférieur à 15 mois (Fec assumed to be > 10,000).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .