Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae
(Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Omegophora: From the Greek letter "omega" + Greek, phero = to carry.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: known from the type locality, Canal Rocks, Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 1999. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of November 1999. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in November 1999. (Ref. 33021)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15 - 23.3, mean 17.8 °C (based on 255 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02455 (0.01114 - 0.05408), b=2.90 (2.72 - 3.08), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 241 [72, 730] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.41 [0.64, 3.66] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [15.8, 20.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.312 [0.110, 0.904] g/100g ; Selenium = 5.06 [1.48, 17.26] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 550 [102, 2,834] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.22 [1.09, 4.50] mg/100g (wet weight);