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Pelagocephalus coheni Tyler & Paxton, 1979

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae (Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Pelagocephalus: Name 'Pelagios' meaning of the sea, in allusion to the envisioned offshore, openwater habitat and 'cephalus' or head, in allusion both to the sleek head and to the similarity of the name with that of Lagocephalus (rabbit head; appropriate for most species, but not for the two which are pelagic), one of the several genera closely related to it.;  coheni: Named for Dr. Daniel M. Cohen, former Director of the National Systematics Laboratory of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Washington, D.C.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Southeast Pacific: Norfolk Is.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 17. This species is distinguished by its plate-like nasal apparatus and bifurcate ventral flange of the parasphenoid (Ref. 101915).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Matsuura, Keiichi | Collaborators

Tyler, J.C. and J.R. Paxton, 1979. New genus and species of pufferfish (Tetraodontidae) from Norfolk Island, southwest Pacific. Bull. Mar. Sci. 29(2):202-215. (Ref. 101915)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 06 August 2014

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02570 (0.01167 - 0.05662), b=2.88 (2.70 - 3.06), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .