Arothron multilineatus, Many-lined pufferfish

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Arothron multilineatus Matsuura, 2016

Many-lined pufferfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae (Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: .multilineatus: Named for the many white lines on the head and body.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 2 - 40 m (Ref. 107899), usually - m (Ref. ).   Subtropical; 0°C -

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Indo-West Pacific: Japan (Ryukyu Is.); photographed from Mozambique and literature record from the Phlippines..

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107899)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11; Vertebrae: 18. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 9 (10-11); A 10 (9-11); pectoral-fin rays 18 (19); vertebrae 9 + 9 = 18; colour of lateral and dorsal surfaces of head and body dark greenish-brown covered with many longitudinal white lines while the ventral surface of head and body white with light yellowish tinge; many spinules on head and body except on the lateral surface of the caudal peduncle, around mouth, eye, gill opening, and on dorsal- and anal-fin bases (Ref. 107899).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species has been observed by SCUBA divers from 10 m to 25 m on the sandy bottom along the south coast of Amami-oshima Island of the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 107899). Feeds on corals, mollusks, and other sand-dwelling invertebrates (2935).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Matsuura, Keiichi | Collaborators

Matsuura, K., 2016. A new pufferfish, Arothron multilineatus (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), from the Indo-West Pacific. Ichthyol. Res. (published online) 22 March 2016. (Ref. 107899)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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):  3.5   ±0.51 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .