Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Reported from estuaries and shallow weedy bays. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 17 cm SL.
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Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia.
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Australia: Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 261 mm SL
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Max. size

26.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 11 m (Ref. 5316)
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Depth: 1 - 11m.
From 1 to 11 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in inshore waters of the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Vanacampus poecilolaemus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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