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Opistognathus elizabethensis Smith-Vaniz, 2004
ELIZABETH REEF JAWFISH
Opistognathus sp

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Opistognathus elizabethensis   Smith-Vaniz, 2004

Elizabeth reef jawfish Upload your photos  and  videos
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335 ) ;   elizabethensis: Named for its type locality, Elizabeth Reef (Australia).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 76827 ).   Subtropical

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Southwestern Pacific: Australia.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76827 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 17 - 19; Vertebrae : 33. This species possess the following characters: D XI,18-19; about 47-51 oblique scale rows in longitudinal series on the body; no scales anterolaterally forward of verticals from 6th or 7th dorsal-fin spine; an oblong black spot (partially encircled by white border) between spines 3-6 of dorsal fin, and this extends slightly onto dorsum; 2-3 vomerine teeth (Ref. 76827 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic species which occurs inshore; inhabits coral reef (Ref. 75154 ).

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Smith-Vaniz, W.F. , 2004. Descriptions of six new species of jawfishes (Opistognathidae: Opistognathus ) from Australia. Rec. Aust. Mus. 56:209-224. (Ref. 76827 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 94142 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  . Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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