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Overview

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Biology

Lives in shallow coastal waters, but enters brackish waters (Ref. 4833).
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: South Africa to Indonesia, north to Japan, south to Australia.
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Madagascar and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to Indonesia, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 14; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 10 - 12
  • Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra 1986 Tetraodontidae. p. 894-903. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4919)
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4919))
  • Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra 1986 Tetraodontidae. p. 894-903. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4919)
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Diagnostic Description

Body covered with prickles (Ref. 559). Brownish above with pale spots, yellowish white below; narrow dark bars on sides (Ref. 4919).
  • Smith, M.M. and P.C. Heemstra 1986 Tetraodontidae. p. 894-903. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4919)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; brackish; marine
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 51 - 88
  Temperature range (°C): 18.507 - 18.507
  Nitrate (umol/L): 6.303 - 6.303
  Salinity (PPS): 35.322 - 35.322
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.730 - 4.730
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.627 - 0.627
  Silicate (umol/l): 7.495 - 7.495

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 51 - 88
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Takifugu oblongus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 6 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACACGCTGATTTTTCTCAACCAATCACAAAGATATCGGCACCCTATACCTAGTTTTTGGTGCCTGAGCCGGAATAGTAGGCACAGCACTA---AGTCTTCTTATTCGGGCCGAACTCAGTCAACCCGGCGCACTCTTGGGTGAT---GACCAGATCTACAATGTAATCGTTACAGCCCATGCATTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAATCATGATTGGAGGCTTTGGGAACTGATTAGTTCCCCTTATA---ATCGGAGCCCCAGACATGGCCTTTCCCCGAATAAACAACATAAGCTTTTGACTGCTTCCCCCATCCTTCCTCCTTCTGCTCGCATCCTCTGGAGTAGAAGCCGGAGCGGGTACGGGCTGAACAGTTTACCCGCCCCTAGCAGGAAATCTTGCCCACGCAGGAGCTTCTGTAGACCTC---ACCATCTTCTCCCTTCATCTTGCAGGGGTTTCCTCTATTCTAGGAGCAATCAACTTCATCACAACTATTATTAACATGAAACCCCCAGCAATCTCACAATACCAAACACCTCTTTTCGTGTGAGCAGTTTTAATTACTGCTGTACTTCTCCTGCTCTCCCTTCCAGTCCTTGCAGCA---GGGATCACTATACTTCTCACTGACCGAAATCTGAATACAACCTTCTTTGACCCAGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCCCATCCTGTACCAACATTTATTCTGATTCTTTGGACACCCTGAAGTCTACATTCTTATCCTTCCCGGCTTCGGAATAATCTCACATATCGTAGCCTACTACTCGGGCAAAAAA---GAACCATTCGGCTACATGGGCATGGTCTGAGCTATGATGGCCATCGGCCTTCTTGGTTTTATTGTATGAGCCCATCATATGTTTACAGTCGGTATGGACGTAGACACCCGAGCCTACTTTACCTCTGCCACAATAATTATTGCCATCCCAACAGGAGTCAAAGTATTTAGCTGACTC---GCAACCCTGCATGGAGGA---TCAATTAAATGAGAAACCCCTATACTATGAGCCCTCGGCTTCATCTTCCTATTTACAGTGGGTGGCCTAACCGGAATTGTCCTGGCCAACTCATCCCTAGACATTGTATTACACGACACCTACTACGTAGTTGCCCACTTCCACTATGTC---CTCTCCATGGGTGCTGTATTTGCAATTATGGGTGCATTCGTACACTGATTCCCACTATTTTCAGGATATACACTCCACAGCACTTGAACTAAAATCCACTTCGGAGTAATGTTCATTGGTGTCAACCTAACCTTCTTCCCTCAACACTTCCTTGGTCTAGCTGGAATGCCCCGT---CGATACTCCGACTACCCAGACGCATACGCC---CTATGAAACTCCGTCTCCTCAATTGGCTCCATAGTCTCTCTAGTGGCTGTAATTATGTTCCTCTTTATCCTCTGAGAAGCCTTCACCGCTAAACGAGAAGTC---CAATCAGTTGAACTAACAATAACAAAT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Takifugu oblongus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
  • Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran 1991 Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
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