Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 57178). Subtropical; 25°S - 45°S, 112°E - 155°E
Indo-Pacific: Minnie Waters in New South Wales to Shark Bay in Western Australia, including the Tasmanian coast.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 557)
Found inshore in soft bottom, among plants.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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
): 13.6 - 21.8, mean 17.2 °C (based on 246 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [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
): 3.7 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 148 [70, 335] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.05 [0.54, 1.91] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.3 [15.9, 18.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.375 [0.161, 1.032] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.9 [11.7, 68.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 37.8 [12.0, 113.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.17 [0.78, 1.84] mg/100g (wet weight);