Histiopterus typus  Temminck & Schlegel, 1844

Sailfin armourhead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pentacerotidae (Armorheads) > Histiopterinae
Etymology: Histiopterus: Greek, istion, istos = sail + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Temminck, Schlegel.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 40 - 421 m (Ref. 11441).   Deep-water

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa, Oman, Arabian Sea, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines. Reported from Malaysia (Ref. 5756) and Indonesia (Ref. 5978).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710); common length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9864)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-27; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10. Small specimens pale with dark blotches on body, dorsal, anal and pelvic fins becoming larger and coalescing with growth; adults dark with narrow, pale, vertical bands (Ref. 5449).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits deep rocky reefs (Ref. 9710, 11230).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Heemstra, P.C., 1997. Pentacerotidae. Armourheads. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Western Central Pacific. (Ref. 9864)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.9 - 26.4, mean 19 (based on 678 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.