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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in shallow water to 150 m depth (Ref. 27121).
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique southward to Table Bay, South Africa.
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Western Indian Ocean: southern Africa.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 19; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 17 - 18
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Size

Maximum size: 350 mm TL
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Max. size

35.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4316)); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 26321)
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Occurs in shore areas, to about 150 m off the coast.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 150 m (Ref. 4316)
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Depth range based on 1906 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 877 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 23 - 450
  Temperature range (°C): 7.278 - 20.525
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.529 - 22.082
  Salinity (PPS): 34.502 - 35.415
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.323 - 5.079
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.401 - 1.900
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.944 - 17.735

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 23 - 450

Temperature range (°C): 7.278 - 20.525

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.529 - 22.082

Salinity (PPS): 34.502 - 35.415

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.323 - 5.079

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.401 - 1.900

Silicate (umol/l): 5.944 - 17.735
 
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Depth: 0 - 150m.
Recorded at 150 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Trophic Strategy

Found in shallow water to 150 m depth (Ref. 27121).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Chelidonichthys queketti

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


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chelidonichthys queketti

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; price category: very high; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
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Wikipedia

Lesser gurnard

Chelidonichthys queketti, the Lesser gurnard, is a species of sea robin native to Western Indian Ocean, southern Mozambique and can also be found in Table Bay, South Africa where they occur at depths of 150 metres (490 ft). The species is 35 centimetres (14 in) TL long and can live up to 7 years. This species is of commercial importance as a food fish.[1]

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  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Chelidonichthys queketti" in FishBase. December 2012 version.
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