Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae
Etymology: Eubalichthys: Greek, eu = good + Greek, baleo, ballo = to throw + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 5 - 150 m (Ref. 9002), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern coasts of Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)
Found in coastal reefs, primarily deepwater outcrops (Ref. 9002). Juveniles are common in estuaries (Ref. 9002).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p. (Ref. 9002)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.3 - 18.3, mean 15.8 °C (based on 200 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 75.3 [23.8, 192.6] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.41 [0.72, 2.96] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.3 [14.9, 19.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.496 [0.193, 1.230] g/100g ; Selenium = 31.2 [12.8, 77.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 8.06 [2.21, 31.32] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.98 [0.56, 1.75] mg/100g (wet weight);