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Mendosoma lineatum  Guichenot, 1848

Telescope fish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Latridae (Trumpeters)
Etymology: Mendosoma: Venetian, mendole, mendoulo = a fish (cackerel), 1854, named by Cuvier as "Smaris gagarella", 1790 and perhaps other sea breams + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).

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Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 9003).   Temperate

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Throughout subantarctic and cool temperate waters.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 22 - 25; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-27; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 17 - 21; Vertebrae: 42 - 46. Dark olive green dorsally, becoming pale on sides, and silvery ventrally. Back and sides striped longitudinally with green lines and small blue dots.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in large low tidal pools and surge channels (Ref. 9003). May be found living within soft bodied invertebrates (e.g. salps) (Ref. 9003). Juveniles probably pelagic (Ref. 48372).

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Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p. (Ref. 9003)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.8 - 18.6, mean 16.7 (based on 420 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00475 - 0.03046), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.64 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .