Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Batrachoidiformes
(Toadfishes) > Batrachoididae
(Toadfishes) > Halophryninae
Etymology: Allenbatrachus: Composed from Jerry Allen an Australian taxonomist + Greek, batrachos = frog (Ref. 45335). More on author: Linnaeus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; pH range: 7.8 - 8.5; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)
Indo-West Pacific. Recorded from the Persian Gulf (Ref. 80050). Known from the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)
Occurs in bottom areas mainly in the coastal waters. Euryhaline (Ref. 12041). Found in the sea and estuarine areas (Ref. 4833). Occurs in estuaries over muddy bottoms (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., 1997. Allenbatrachus, a new genus of Indo-Pacific toadfish (Batrachoididae). Pac. Sci. 51(3):306-313. (Ref. 26916)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.4 - 29.1, mean 28.3 °C (based on 1238 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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 vulnerability (37 of 100) .