Microcanthus joyceae, East-Australian stripey

Microcanthus joyceae Whitley, 1931

East-Australian stripey
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes (Basses) > Microcanthidae (Stripeys)
Etymology: Microcanthus: Greek, mikros = small + Greek akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335);  joyceae: Named for Joyce K. Allan, who provided Whitley with illustrations of this species for his original description; noun in the genitive case.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 123714).   Subtropical

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Western Pacific: eastern coast of Australia (southern QLD to NS W); New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 123714)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14. This species is distinguished by the following: fifth body stripe relatively straight, without an inflection; no spots and short dashes on the breast and lower body (Ref. 123714).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Juveniles and young adults are often seen in rock pools and rocky shores to 5 meters. Adults are more commonly seen near rocky reefs, but are also common in harbours, embankments, and under piers, where they occur in large groups (Ref. 123714).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tea, Y.K. and A.C. Gill, 2020. Systematic reappraisal of the anti-equatorial fish genus Microcanthus Swainson (Teleostei: Microcanthidae), with redescription and resurrection of Microcanthus joyceae Whitley. Zootaxa 4802(1):41-60. (Ref. 123714)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .