Caracanthus maculatus (Gray, 1831)

Spotted coral croucher
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Caracanthinae
Etymology: Caracanthus: Greek, kara = face + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Gray.

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

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 3 - 15 m (Ref. 30874).   Tropical; 35°N - 30°S

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Indo-Pacific: East Indies to the Line, Marquesan, and Austral Islands, north to southern Japan.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 7 - 8; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 12-13; Taggstrålar i analfenan 2; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 11 - 12. Coloration is tan to light gray covered with numerous small reddish-brown spots and has a notched dorsal fin.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow reef crests, usually exposed to moderate surge (Ref. 48635). Common among the branches of pocilloporid corals (e.g. Pocillopora eydouxi, Stylophora mordax) and some species of Acropora.

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 02 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 2417 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliens (Ref. 69278):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .