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Opistognathus variabilis Smith-Vaniz, 2009

Variable jawfish
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335);  variabilis: Name from Latin 'variabilis', refers to the highly variable color pattern and jaw morphology of this species.

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

; marin; profondeur 0 - 37 m (Ref. 81517).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: from the eastern Indian Ocean (Maldive Islands and Sri Lanka) and throughout most of the central western Pacific, including the Ruykyu Islands and Palau.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 81517)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 11; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 14-16; Épines anales 3; Rayons mous anaux: 14 - 16; Vertèbres: 28 - 30. This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongate supramaxilla and posterior end of maxilla produced as a thin flexible lamina, varying from moderate to well-developed; usually a single black stripe (well-developed in fish with elongate jaws but only slightly in those with relatively short jaws) at the inner lining of upper jaw and adjacent membranes; lateral-line ends below verticals between segmented dorsal-fin rays 3-6 (typically fourth or fifth); body with about 68-83 oblique scale rows; caudal vertebrae 19-20 (rarely 20), except only 18 in fish from northern Palawan. There are several color morphs that exist (geographic variations) (Ref. 81517).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Found in sand/rubble bottoms in 0-37 m (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

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Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 2009. Three new species of Indo-Pacific jawfishes (Opistognathus: Opistognathidae), with the posterior end of the upper jaw produced as a thin flexible lamina. Aqua, Int'l. J. Ichthyol. 15(2):69-108. (Ref. 81517)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 119314)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 05 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.3 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2512 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00171 - 0.01168), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  Haut, temps minimum de doublement de population inférieur à 15 mois ().
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .