: 16 - 18. Segmented dorsal fin rays 16 (rarely 15 or 17); segmented anal fin rays 18 (rarely 16-17); supraorbital tentacle comprised of a long, stout main tentacle bearing 3 to 9 (rarely 9) side branches; head lateral line system with 120 to 266 pores (mean 207.4); male Western Australian species with intense spotting on lower side of head; with round light brown blotch on postorbital region bordered by a typically segmented white, dark-edged streak; numerous medium to blackish brown blotches on lower half of cheek, sides of upper lip, suborbital area, branchiostegal membranes, pectoral fin base and basal 1/3 of pectoral fin; 6 to 7 groups of elongate rows of dark blotches on upper 2/3 of body.
Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref.
), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref.
). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref.
Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen
, 2006. Fishes. In Beasley, O.L. and A. Wells (eds.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing, 2178 p. (Ref.
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00337 - 0.01633), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 2.8 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Capuli, Estelita Emily
Luna, Susan M.
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