Teleostei (teleosts) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Plesiopidae
(Roundheads) > Plesiopinae
Etymology: Trachinops: Greek, trachys, -eia, -ys = rough + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Temperate
Eastern Indian Ocean: Endemic to southern Australia, from Western Australia to South Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33839)
Adults occur inshore near reefs (Ref. 7300). They feed on crabs, fishes, and larvae (Ref. 9137). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00173 - 0.01268), b=3.18 (2.95 - 3.41), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 35.6 [12.1, 66.4] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.227 [0.107, 0.432] mg/100g ; Protein = 19 [18, 20] % ; Omega3 = 0.247 [0.110, 0.515] g/100g ; Selenium = 4.43 [1.58, 11.49] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 103 [24, 452] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.745 [0.440, 1.240] mg/100g (wet weight);