New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
Southport, QLD (27°58'S) to Geelong, VIC (144°25'E) and Recherche Archipelago (118°E) to Geraldton (28°46'S), WA; temperate, south-west Pacific (New Zealand).
Lord Howe Province (14), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)
Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia and New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
Occurs in rock pools and subtidal area down to 30 m (Ref.
). Inhabits kelp beds, sometimes with loose weeds on sand; also in coastal bays. Feeds on weed dwelling crustaceans and small fish (Ref.
). Viviparous (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 15.9 - 23.3, mean 18.3 (based on 122 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00285 - 0.01218), b=3.17 (2.99 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Garilao, Cristina V.
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