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Hephaestus adamsoni  (Trewavas, 1940)

Adamson's grunter
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
Etymology: Hephaestus: Taken from Haphaistos, the God of fire in the Greek mythology; 1658 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical; 6°S - 7°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Oceania: restricted to Lake Kutubu in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Extremely common in lake shores; juveniles occur in the shallows close to shore, whereas adults form large schools over deep water adjacent to rocky cliffs. Main food of the Foi people who live along the shores of Lake Kutubu (Ref. 2847). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2cd)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 2847)




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00341 - 0.02672), b=3.13 (2.89 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.