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Cyclichthys hardenbergi  (de Beaufort, 1939)

Hardenburg's burrfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))
Etymology: Cyclichthys: Greek, kyklos = round + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 9680).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: southern New Guinea and tropical Australia east of Cape York (Ref. 9680).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9680)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

few black spots on body, those present at base of spines dorsally and dorsolaterally. Dorsal, anal, and caudal fins with dusky distal margin. Only 2 spines over eye. 2 spines between nostrils, 1 immediately adjacent to each nostril (Ref 9680).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over soft bottoms to depths of 100 m, usually trawled. Presumably solitary and feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates. Not usually marketed.

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Leis, J.M., 2001. Diodontidae. Porcupine fishes (burrfishes). p. 3958-3965. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9680)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.9 - 28.9, mean 28 (based on 338 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03090 (0.01293 - 0.07384), b=2.89 (2.68 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .