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Banjos banjos  (Richardson, 1846)

Banjofish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Banjosidae (Banjofishes)
Etymology: banjos: Subspecific name from Latin 'brevispinis' meaning short-spine, referring the relatively short dorsal-fin spines when compared with B. b. banjos.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 400 m (Ref. 11230).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: from the southeastern Indian Ocean, including the west coast of Australia and Indonesia to northwestern Pacific, ranging from the South China Sea north to Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: 0-22 serrae on ventral margin of lacrimal; in specimens 15.0-20.0 cm SL, 14-36 serrae on cleithrum; in specimens >10.0 cm SL, head length 33.2-39.6 (mean 36.5) % of SL, orbit diameter 11.2-16.6 (14.1) % of SL, vertical orbit diameter 9.5-14.9 (13.5) % of SL; least interorbital width 5.8-10.3 (mean 7.3) % of SL; postorbital length 11.5-15.7 (mean 13.3) % of SL; in specimens > 10.0 cm SL pre-pelvic-fin length 38.0-44.7 (mean 41.5) % of SL; first dorsal-fin spine length 4.5-11.7 (6.7) % of SL; second dorsal-fin spine length 11.2-22.7 (16.1) % of SL; in juveniles <7.0 cm SL, spine at angle of preopercle relatively short, moderately serrated and membrane of spinous dorsal-fin with broad central translucent area (Ref. 116322).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300, 11230).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.6 - 26.5, mean 19.7 (based on 395 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.