Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine straight with 4-9 short processes on inner side. Light brown in color with dark spots on sides; fins with dark brown spots; males with black stripes or blotches on 1st dorsal fin, females with black blotch on 3rd membrane. Ventral margin of preopercular spine convex.
Found on sandy and muddy substrate of the coastal area down to a depth of about 100 m.
Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and eastward to Taiwan. Migrated to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters.
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: 9. Light brown in color with dark spots on sides; fins with dark brown spots; males with black stripes or blotches on 1st dorsal fin, females with black blotch on 3rd membrane (Ref.
). Ventral margin of preopercular spine convex (Ref 42832).
Found on sandy and muddy substrate of the coastal area down to a depth of about 100 m (Ref.
). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 4405. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates, mainly crustaceans and worms (Ref.
). Minimum depth of 2 m reported from Ref. 90102.
Life cycle and mating behavior
, 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome. (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 17.9 - 27.9, mean 24 (based on 810 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00668 - 0.01973), b=2.76 (2.61 - 2.91), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.3 ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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