Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Diodontidae
Etymology: Cyclichthys: Greek, kyklos = round + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 90 m (Ref. 30573). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and east to southern Japan, the Philippines, Australia and New Caledonia (Ref. 9680). Eastern Pacific: Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5227). Mediterranean: Israel (Ref. 43448).
Found in coastal waters in the vicinity of reefs (Ref. 9680). Lives in seagrass habitats and coastal slopes with sponges. Active during the night (Ref. 48637). Nocturnal and solitary (Ref. 9680), usually found under ledges during the day (Ref. 9710). Juveniles pelagic (Ref. 30573). Feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates (Ref. 9680). Not usually marketed (Ref. 9680).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Leis, J.M., 1986. Diodontidae. p. 903-907. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4423)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03802 (0.01570 - 0.09208), b=2.90 (2.69 - 3.11), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .