Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Aulopidae
Etymology: formosana: Named after Formosa, Taiwan where it is predominantly found.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Eastern Indian Ocean in Western Australia and Northwest Pacific in Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31559)
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 40 - 43. Pinkish red with irregularly scattered black spots on back and two rows of violet red spots on lateral side. Dorsal fin with yellowish spots in males and reddish spots in females. Anal fin with a median yellowish stripe in males only (Ref. 31559). Second dorsal ray of males prolonged into a filament; pyloric caeca absent (Ref. 31559).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lee, S.-C. and W.-C. Chao, 1994. A new aulopid species, Aulopus formosanus (Aulopiformes: Aulopodidae) from Taiwan. Zool. Stud. 33(3):211-216. (Ref. 31559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00185 - 0.01077), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .