Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Batrachoidiformes
(Toadfishes) > Batrachoididae
(Toadfishes) > Halophryninae
Etymology: Colletteichthys: This genus is named in honor of Bruce B. Collette who has contributed greatly
to toadfish systematics over the years.; occidentalis: Name from the Latin occidentalis meaning western; referring to this species being the westernmost member of the genus; an adjective. More on author: Greenfield.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Indian Ocean: from the Persian Gulf: from Jana Island, Saudia Arabia east to Kutach, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89101)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15;
Vertebrae: 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: a single tentacle located above the posterior portion of the eye; dorsal-fin rays usually 19; anal-fin rays usually 15; dorsal, anal, and caudal fins gray with distinct white markings (Ref. 89101).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., 2012. Colletteichthys occidentalis, a new toadfish species from the Arabian Peninsula and Northern Arabian Sea (Teleostei: Batrachoididae). Zootaxa 3165:64-68. (Ref. 89101)
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
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .