Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Clinidae
Etymology: Xenopoclinus: Greek, xenos = strange + Greek, pous = feet + Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335). More on author: Smith.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Subtropical
Southeast Atlantic: Southern Africa from Orange River mouth to Algoa Bay.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5496)
(total): 31 - 36;
soft rays: 28 - 34. Head and anterior part of body whitish with sand-colored area from dorsal origin to eye and cheek; rest of the body light brown to dark red-brown above with large white saddles (Ref. 5496).
Occurs over sand (Ref. 5496) and gravel (Ref. 28111) bottoms.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, M.M., 1986. Clinidae. p. 758-769. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5496)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00226 - 0.01166), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec assumed to be < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .