Cristiceps aurantiacus Castelnau, 1879
Golden weedfish
photo by Schulz, S.

Family:  Clinidae (Clinids)
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia and New Zealand.
Biology:  Occurs in rock pools and subtidal area down to 30 m (Ref. 9003). Inhabits kelp beds, sometimes with loose weeds on sand; also in coastal bays. Feeds on weed dwelling crustaceans and small fish (Ref. 9003). Viviparous (Ref. 94108).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.03.98
Modified by: Hilomen, Teresa - 10.01.14

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