Lactoria cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Longhorn cowfish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
Etymology: Lactoria: Latin, concerned with milk (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Linnaeus.

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

; marino; salobre asociado a arrecife; no migratorio; rango de profundidad 1 - 100 m (Ref. 9661), usually 1 - 50 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 42°N - 35°S, 18°E - 123°W

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea (Ref. 12541) and East Africa (Ref. 12484) to the Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island (Ref. 9710).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3141); common length : 40.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9661)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 8-9; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 8 - 9. Cryptic coloring ranges from green and olive to orange with blue spots (Ref. 3141). Caudal fin rays 9-10 (Ref. 1602).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabit inshore on coastal muddy or sandy habitats in still bays, and commonly found in harbours and estuaries. Small juveniles on protected shallow mudflats (Ref. 48637). Found in weedy areas near rocks or reefs. Juveniles often near river mouths and in brackish water. Adults are solitary, juveniles often form small groups (Ref. 1602). Large adults are shy (Ref. 48637). Feed on benthic invertebrates by blowing away the sand (Ref. 1602). Readily dried and used to make ornaments (Ref. 12484).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Matsuura, Keiichi | Colaboradores

Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 4690)





Human uses

Pesquerías: sin interés; Acuario: Comercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.9 - 28.4, mean 27.2 (based on 532 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.01182 - 0.03368), b=2.77 (2.61 - 2.93), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resiliencia (Ref. 69278):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses (Fec assumed to be > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .