Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 120 m (Ref. 42740). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to the continental shelf of Asia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and northwestern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
soft rays: 18 - 19. Light red dorsally, shading to white ventrally, the scale edges brown except ventrally. Two longitudinal rows of indistinct light red blotches on body, ending in 2 dark red spots on base of caudal fin. Snout light blue with oblique yellow lines. Eye not very large, its diameter more than 4 times in head length of adults. Third and fourth dorsal-fin spine longest. Last interspinous membrane of dorsal fin connected to base of first soft ray (Ref 42740).
A coastal species (Ref. 42740) found in trawling grounds.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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