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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits offshore reefs (Ref. 9563). Sandy bottom (Ref. 95646).
  • 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 (Ref. 4919). Lessepsian migrant to the Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 55043).
  • 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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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to southern Australia and New Caledonia; Mediterranean Sea immigrant.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 13; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 8 - 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: 1100 mm SL
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Max. size

110 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)); max. published weight: 7,000 g (Ref. 4919)
  • 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)
  • 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

Description

Found on offhsore reefs (Ref. 9563). Also poisonous to eat (Ref. 4919, 9137).
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Greenish with brown or black spots above; silver band from mouth to caudal fin; belly white; silver blotch in front of eye; pectoral base black (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

reef-associated; marine; depth range 18 - 100 m (Ref. 11441)
  • Randall, J.E. 1995 Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
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Depth range based on 1003 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 422 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 7.6 - 178
  Temperature range (°C): 19.731 - 28.395
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.004 - 13.001
  Salinity (PPS): 33.974 - 39.819
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.488 - 5.040
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.064 - 1.135
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.380 - 19.483

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 7.6 - 178

Temperature range (°C): 19.731 - 28.395

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.004 - 13.001

Salinity (PPS): 33.974 - 39.819

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.488 - 5.040

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.064 - 1.135

Silicate (umol/l): 0.380 - 19.483
 
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits offshore reefs (Ref. 9563). Demersal fish and a carnivore (Ref. 42247).
  • Mohsin, A.K.M., M.A. Ambak, M.Z.B.M. Said, M. Sakiam and S. Hayase 1986 A study on the feeding habits of fishes in the south-western portion of the South China Sea. 15 p. In Mohsin, A.K.M., R.A. Rahman and M.A. Ambak (eds.) Ekspedisi Matahari'86. A study on the offshore water of the Malaysian EEZ. Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Univerisiti Pertanian Malaysia,. 197p. (Ref. 42247)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Lagocephalus sceleratus

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: Lagocephalus sceleratus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
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; aquarium: commercial
  • Scott, T.D., C.J.M. Glover and R.V. Southcott 1974 The marine and freshwater fishes of South Australia. A.B. James, Government Printer, South Australia. 2nd ed. 392 p. (Ref. 2156)
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