Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Aplodactylidae
Etymology: Aplodactylus: Greek, aploe, -es = simplicity + Greek, daktylos = finger (Ref. 45335); westralis: From its distribution in south-western Australia.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 9816). Subtropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Rottnest Island to Twilight Cove, Great Australian Bight in Western Australia; Stenhouse Bay, York Peninsula, South Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9816)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Common in weedy reef areas (Ref. 9816, 86913).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Russell, B.C., 2000. Review of the southern temperate fish family Aplodactylidae (Pisces: Perciformes). J. Nat. Hist. 34(1):2157-2171. (Ref. 86913)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15.5 - 21.1, mean 17.8 (based on 148 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00192 - 0.01191), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .