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Ephippion guttifer (Bennett, 1831)

Prickly puffer
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Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae (Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Ephippion: Greek, ephippion, horse cloth, saddle (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Bennett.

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

; seewasser; brackwasser demersal; tiefenbereich 10 - 100 m (Ref. 10001).   Subtropical; 42°N - 13°S, 18°W - 14°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Gibraltar and extreme western Mediterranean southward along the entire west coast of Africa to Angola, near Benguela.

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 7059); common length : 55.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 2683); max. veröff. Gewicht: 4.3 kg (Ref. 4699)

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Common in shallow coastal waters, also in estuaries (Ref. 2683), bays and lagoons, as well as in offshore trawling stations. Feeds on crabs, echinoids and mollusks (Ref. 10001). Occurs over hard substrate (Ref. 5377).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

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Shipp, R.L., 1990. Tetraodontidae. p. 1069-1072. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7464)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 120744)

  nicht bedroht (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 June 2011

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Harmless





Nutzung durch Menschen

Fischereien: kommerziell; Sportfisch: ja
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 19.2 - 27.9, mean 25.7 (based on 86 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00791 - 0.03324), b=2.90 (2.73 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 69278):  mittel, Verdopplung der Population dauert 1,4 - 4,4 Jahre. (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Verwundbarkeit (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .
Preiskategorie (Ref. 80766):   Very high.