Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae
(Searobins) > Triglinae
Etymology: Lepidotrigla: Greek, lepis, lepidos = scale + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 12723). Subtropical
Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12723); common length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12723)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Black spot with yellow border on spinous dorsal; caudal fin with pale margin and narrow pale band near base; pectoral fin dusky with iridescent blue margin, sometimes with several blue spots anteriorly near margin (Ref. 12723).
Inhabits coastal reefs and estuaries; also offshore (Ref. 12723). Found on rubble and sand (Ref. 12723).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kuiter, R.H., 1996. Guide to sea fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. New Holland (Publishers) Ltd., London. 433 p. (Ref. 12723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00317 - 0.01443), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .