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Eubalichthys caeruleoguttatus  Hutchins, 1977

Blue-spotted leatherjacket
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Etymology: Eubalichthys: Greek, eu = good + Greek, baleo, ballo = to throw + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  caeruleoguttatus: Named for the blue spots on the head and body.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 22 - 82 m (Ref. 35708).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: northwestern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 35-38; Anal soft rays: 34 - 36; Vertebrae: 19. Diagnosis: Low fin ray counts (D.32; A.33); the base of anal fin longer than soft dorsal base; caudal fin greatly elongate (0.7 in head length). Two pairs of spines on each side of caudal peduncle. Pelvic bony structure very small, located about 1 eye diameter anterior to rear end of pelvis (Ref. 35708).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives on trawling grounds.

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Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21 - 27.8, mean 25.1 (based on 48 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02188 (0.01063 - 0.04504), b=2.91 (2.73 - 3.09), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.4 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 vulnerability (37 of 100) .