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Opistognathus alleni Smith-Vaniz, 2004
ABROLHOS JAWFISH
Opistognathus sp

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Species Opistognathus alleni Smith-Vaniz, 2004

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Species Opistognathus alleni Smith-Vaniz, 2004

Abrolhos Jawfish

 

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Distribution

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Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Houtmans Abrolhos (28°30´S) to Exmouth Gulf (21°42´S), WA; tropical.

Australian Endemic.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, marine, sand bottom marine.

Extra Ecological Information

0.2–33 m.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [126] (fig. 814, as Opistognathus sp.)

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 2004. Descriptions of Six New Species of Jawfishes (Opistognathidae: Opistognathus ) from Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 56 : 209-224 [210-212]

 

Common Name References

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [126] ( Abrolhos Jawfish )

 

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335 ) ;   alleni: Named for Dr. Gerald Allen, for his contributions on the material used and to the knowledge of Indo-Pacific fishes.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 33 m (Ref. 76827 ).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76827 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-20; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 17 - 18; Vertebrae : 32 - 33. This species is characterized by the following: D X,19 (rarely 20); about 21-31 oblique scale rows in longitudinal series on body; no scales anterolaterally forward of verticals from 6th to 9th segmented dorsal-fin rays; a broad dark submarginal stripe on spinous dorsal fin; spine tips with pale fleshy tabs; 1-3 vomerine teeth (Ref. 76827 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic species which occurs inshore (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. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 18 - 25.2, mean 18.6 (based on 111 cells). 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. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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