Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Pholidichthyidae
Etymology: Pholidichthys: Greek, pholis, -idos = scale (Ref. 45335); anguis: Specific name from the Latin 'anguis' meaning snake, referring to the elongate form, and is here used as Noun in apposition. More on authors: Springer & Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 19 - 70 m (Ref. 26419), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: Northern Territory, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Specimens collected using benthic trawl, from a muddy substrate which include sand, shell, sponges, and rocky reef and coral patches (Ref. 26419).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Springer, V.G. and H.K. Larson, 1996. Pholidichthys anguis, a new species of pholidichthyid fish from Northern Terrotory and Western Australia. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 109(2):353-365. (Ref. 26419)
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
): 26.5 - 28.6, mean 27.5 °C (based on 92 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 213 [125, 368] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.828 [0.494, 1.392] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.2 [17.4, 19.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.19 [0.11, 0.33] g/100g ; Selenium = 64.1 [34.5, 118.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 24.7 [10.9, 55.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.32 [0.92, 1.85] mg/100g (wet weight);