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Halieutaea stellata  (Vahl, 1797)

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Halieutaea: Greek, halieutis = fisher (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 400 m (Ref. 11230).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: widespread with confirmed range from Western Australia to French Polynesia and from southern Japan to northern New Zealand. Specimens recorded from the Indian Ocean may represent an undescribed species.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5. This species is distinguished by having a rounded body disc which is slightly wider than long; strongly pointed tubercles on dorsal surface and body margins; interspaces of entire body covered with tiny spinules; reddish body with short vermiculate pattern on dorsal surface (Ref. 92977).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in the shelf and shelf edge (Ref. 11230). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ho, Hsuan-Ching | Collaborators

Ho, H.-C., C.D. Roberts and K.-T. Shao, 2013. Revision of batfishes (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae) of New Zealand and adjacent waters, with description of two new species of the genus Malthopsis. Zootaxa 3626(1):188-200. (Ref. 92977)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00289 - 0.03621), b=3.04 (2.77 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .