Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Aracanidae
Etymology: Aracana: From a city in Bolivia. More on author: Shaw.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 200 m (Ref. 9563). Temperate
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to New South Wales and Tasmania.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 9563). Known in rocky reefs, usually fairly deep, including estuaries (Ref. 9002).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p. (Ref. 9563)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.1 - 20.4, mean 16.6 °C (based on 191 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7502 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 63.4 [21.8, 147.3] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.377 [0.220, 0.721] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [15.8, 20.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.565 [0.259, 1.175] g/100g ; Selenium = 15 [7, 32] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 12 [4, 38] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.638 [0.421, 0.987] mg/100g (wet weight);