Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae
(Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Lagocephalus: Greek, lagos = hare + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).
The specific epithet is spelled guntheri in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883) that recommends however to change in guentheri, which we follow here.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf, southern Oman, India, Indonesia, northwestern Australia and the South China Sea. Reported from Japan (Ref. 12484). Southwest Atlantic: Brazil (Ref. 12484).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116289); max. published weight: 495.00 g (Ref. 116289)
Usually in shallow waters. Feeds on a variety of marine invertebrates (Ref. 68964).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.9 - 28.3, mean 26.5 °C (based on 1212 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.01166 - 0.03414), b=2.80 (2.66 - 2.94), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .