Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Coastal species (Ref. 9682). Inhabit coral reefs (Ref. 75154). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs may be found attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg's surface (Ref. 205).
  • Collette, B.B. 1999 Belonidae. Needlefishes. p. 2151-2161. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9682)
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: endemic to Australia.
  • Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen 2006 Fishes. In Beasley, O.L. and A. Wells (eds.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35.2 Australia: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing, 1472 p. (Ref. 75154)
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Australia.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 750 mm OT
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Max. size

75.0 cm OT (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9682))
  • Collette, B.B. 1999 Belonidae. Needlefishes. p. 2151-2161. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9682)
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Type Information

Holotype for Tylosurus gavialoides
Catalog Number: USNM 83421
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Locality: Fiji Is., Fiji, Fiji Islands, Pacific
  • Holotype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1923. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 63 (2488): 13-14.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 2
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Tylosurus gavialoides

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
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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