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Acanthistius joanae  Heemstra, 2010

Scalyjaw koester
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Acanthistius: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, istion = sail (Ref. 45335);  joanae: Named for Joan Wright.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 23 - 140 m (Ref. 83528).   Subtropical

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Western Indian Ocean: South Africa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83528)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 26. This species is characterized by the following: distinct ctenoid scales cover the interorbital, maxilla, infraorbitals, interopercle, dorsal 4 branchiostegal rays, gular area, isthmus, chest, belly and proximal two-thirds of pectoral fin; interorbital area is slightly convex; longest dorsal fin spine equal to or longer than peduncle depth; Caudal, anal, and pelvic fins are pale (fin rays mostly reddish orange in life); a large oval, blackish brown blotch (most prominent dark mark on the head) covers most of the opercle; 17-19 pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 83528).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Heemstra, P.C., 2010. Taxonomic review of the perciform fish genus Acanthistius from the east coast of southern Africa, with description of a new species and designation of a neotype for Serranus sebastoides Castelnau, 1861. Zootaxa 2352:59-68. (Ref. 83528)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00391 - 0.02334), b=2.97 (2.77 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .