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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
  • Francis, M.P. 1996 Geographic distribution of marine reef fishes in the New Zealand region. N.Z. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 30:35-55. (Ref. 45524)
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Distribution

Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
  • Paulin, C., A. Stewart, C. Roberts and P. McMillan 1989 New Zealand fish: a complete guide. National Museum of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series No. 19. 279 p. (Ref. 5755)
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New Zealand.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 126 mm TL
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Max. size

12.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27207))
  • Taylor, R.B. and T.J. Willis 1998 Relationships amongst length, weight and growth of north-eastern New Zealand reef fishes. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 49:255-260. (Ref. 27207)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 4

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 4
 
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Trophic Strategy

Carnivore. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, particularly decapods (Ref. 51568).
  • Jillett, J.B. 1968 The biology of Acanthoclinus quadridactylus (Bloch & Schneider) (Teleostei-Blenniodea). I. Age, growth, food. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 19(1):1-8. (Ref. 51568)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

New Zealand rockfish

The New Zealand rockfish, Acanthoclinus littoreus, is a roundhead of the genus Acanthoclinus, found only in New Zealand from shallow depths to 15 m. Their length is between 5 and 15 cm.

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