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Branchiostegus sawakinensis  Amirthalingam, 1969

Freckled tilefish
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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) > Malacanthidae (Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Etymology: Branchiostegus: Greek, brangchia = gills + Greek, stego = roof, to cover (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 45 - 180 m (Ref. 9607).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and off Durban, South Africa. Reported from the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978) and the Philippines (Ref. 9877, 9880).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5591)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12. Pinkish brown above, white below; caudal fin with 2 horizontal stripes; red spot on outer base of pectoral fins and black spot in axil (Ref. 5591).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the continental shelf (Ref. 7300). Found over muddy bottoms (Ref. 5213). Considered poisonous by local fishers in the Red Sea and thus are generally discarded (Ref. 9880).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Dooley, James | Collaborators

Amirthalingam, C., 1969. A new fish from the Red Sea. Sudan Notes Rec. 50:129-133. (Ref. 9874)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat (Ref. 9880)




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FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 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 (54 of 100) .