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Belonepterygion fasciolatum (Ogilby, 1889)
Banded Longfin; Banded Spiny Basslet; Acanthoclinus littoreus Forster, 1801; Acanthoclinus fasciolatus Ogilby, 1889

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Species Belonepterygion fasciolatum (Ogilby, 1889)


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Species Belonepterygion fasciolatum (Ogilby, 1889)

Barred Spiny Basslet , Banded Longfin, Banded Spiny Basslet, Spiny Basslet


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New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Perth to Exmouth and Kimberley region WA, Lindeman Island (20º27´S) to off Myora (27º29´S), QLD; Middleton and Elizabeth reefs, Lord Howe Island, NSW; tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine, rock reef.


General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [94]

Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes . Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd 880 pp. [266]

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [128]

Kuiter, R.H. 2004. Basslets, Hamlets and their relatives. A comprehensive guide to selected Serranidae and Plesiopidae . Chorleywood, UK : TMC Publishing 1, 216 pp. [211]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [166]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [134]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [134]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [42] (918)

Yerman, M.N. & Leis, J.M. 2011. Larvae of Belonepterygion fasciolatum (Plesiopidae: Acanthoclininae). Records of the Australian Museum 63 : 79-83


Common Name References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [94] (Banded Longfin)

Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes . Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd 880 pp. [266] (Spiny Basslet)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [128] ( Barred Spiny Basslet )

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [134] (Banded Spiny Basslet)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Barred Spiny Basslet )


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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Plesiopidae  
 Genus Belonepterygion  
  Belonepterygion fasciolatum    (Ogilby, 1889) 
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Synonyms: Acanthoclinus fasciolatus Belonepterygion fasciatus Ernogrammoides fasciatus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. A single dorsal fin with XVIII spines and 5 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with X spines and 5 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 18-19 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 2 segmented rays. 3 Lateral lines, uppermost along back, middle one from pectoral-fin axil to base of central caudal-fin rays, lower one from just above pelvic spine base to above last anal ray. Body brown with series of narrow dark brown bars on sides; breast and lower half of head orange; a white stripe from below eye to upper pectoral fin base; fins mostly brown, the dorsal and anal becoming intensely dark posteriorly.  
Habitat: Found in tidal pools around coral reefs and lagoons.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific including Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan and Australia. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands.  
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382267
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Belonepterygion fasciolatum (Ogilby , 1889)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Plesiopidae (Roundheads) > Acanthoclininae
Etymology: Belonepterygion: Greek, belone = needle; any fish with sharp pointed snout + Greek, pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Ogilby .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 90102 ).   Temperate; 30°N - 32°S, 120°E - 169°E

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Western Pacific: Japan south to Australia; east to New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 17 - 20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal spines : 10-12; Anal soft rays : 3 - 5. Similar to A. hiatti but differs by having a lateral line in 3 parts, more lateral scale rows (35-36 versus 28-30), and no spines in the operculum.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in tidal pools around coral reefs and lagoons (Ref. 559 ). Benthic (Ref. 75154 ). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205 ). Solitary, secretive crevice dweller (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205 ).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley , 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Fisheries: of no interest FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.9 - 29.4, mean 28.5 (based on 1111 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00180 - 0.01163), b=3.11 (2.89 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.3   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .

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