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Opistognathus variabilis Smith-Vaniz, 2009

Variable jawfish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > 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 Ecología

; marino; rango de profundidad 0 - 37 m (Ref. 81517).   Tropical

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

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.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 81517)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 11; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 14-16; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 14 - 16; Vértebra: 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).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

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

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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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)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 05 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fuentes de Internet

Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Bases de datos nacionales | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | SeaLifeBase | Árbol de la vida | Wikipedia(Go, búsqueda) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Expediente Zoológico

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).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia (Ref. 69278):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .