Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 133 specimens in 5 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 88 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 20 - 395
  Temperature range (°C): 7.480 - 28.199
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.004 - 29.182
  Salinity (PPS): 33.783 - 39.733
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.875 - 4.762
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.152 - 2.336
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.966 - 34.040

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Depth range (m): 20 - 395

Temperature range (°C): 7.480 - 28.199

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.004 - 29.182

Salinity (PPS): 33.783 - 39.733

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.875 - 4.762

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.152 - 2.336

Silicate (umol/l): 0.966 - 34.040
 
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 13
Specimens with Sequences: 13
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species: 2
Species With Barcodes: 2
Public Records: 9
Public Species: 2
Public BINs: 1
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Cyclichthys

Species of the genus Cyclicthys, which are members of the family Diodontidae, are usually known as swelltoads.

Distinguishing features[edit]

Fish of the genus Cyclicthys have three-rooted, rigid spines (actually modified scales) distributed over their bodies, and beak-like jaws, used to crush their hard-shelled prey (crustaceans and molluscs).[2] They differ from the porcupinefishes of the genus Diodon, which have moveable spines.

Defensive mechanisms[edit]

Like Tetraodontidae (blowfish) they have the ability to inflate themselves. Their inflated size combined with their spines make them extremely difficult to swallow. They may be poisonous, through the accumulation of tetrodotoxin or ciguatera.[2]

Species[edit]

There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WoRMS (2012). "Cyclichthys Kaup, 1855". In Nicolas Bailly. FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Lieske, E. and Myers, R. F. (2004) Coral reef guide; Red Sea London, HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-715986-2
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Cyclicthys in FishBase. October 2012 version.
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