Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Aploactinidae
Etymology: leichhardti: Named for the Prussian naturalist and explorer, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-c.1848).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 45 - 63 m (Ref. 95039). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95039)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12 - 13;
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 25 - 26. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: D XII-XIII,8i; A I,71-8i; pectoral-fin rays 15; pelvic-fin rays I,2; gill rakers on first gill arch 1-2 + 5-7 = 6-8; lateral-line tubes 8-9; total vertebrae including urostyle 25-26; long snout 2.9-3.1 in head length; narrow head and body, body width 2.0-2.2 in HL; predorsal profile slightly notched; interorbital ridges are not prominently sculptured, converging anteriorly to form inverted Y shape, symphysis above a vertical from middle of the eye and continuing as a single ridge to the base of first dorsal-fin spine; smooth skin with minute, sparsely-distributed velvety scales (Ref. 95039).
Specimens were collected by a benthic dredge from gritty sandy bottom (Ref. 95039).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Johnson, J.W., 2013. Kanekonia leichhardti, a new species of velvetfish (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Aploactinidae) from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature 58:397-410. (Ref. 95039)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .