Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Batrachoidiformes
(Toadfishes) > Batrachoididae
(Toadfishes) > Halophryninae
Etymology: Colletteichthys: This genus is named in honor of Bruce B. Collette who has contributed greatly
to toadfish systematics over the years.; flavipinnis: Name from the Latin 'flavis' for yellow and 'pinna' for fin; referring to the yellow-orange fins of the species; an adjecttive. More on authors: Greenfield, Bineesh & Akhilesh.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 3 m (Ref. 91323). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka and India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91323)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 16. This species is distinguished by the following characters: dorsal-fin spines 3; body is naked; a funnel-shaped pit at the top of the pectoral-fin axil; lower gill opening well below the lower pectoral-fin base; subopercular spines 2; a single tentacle located above the posterior portion of the eye; no maxillary flaps; anterior nasal tentacle not elongate; dorsal-fin rays usually 20, anal-fin rays usually 16. This species differs from C. dussumieri in having 1 instead of 2 or more tentacles above the eye; differs from both C. occidentalis and C. dussumieri in having yellow-orange fins; differs from C. occidentalis in usually having 16 instead of 15 anal-fin rays and 20 instead of 19 dorsal-fin rays, and in having a slightly smaller (1-2% SL) eye (Ref. 91323).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., K.K. Bineesh and K.V. Akhilesh, 2012. Colletteichthys flavipinnis, a new toadfish species from Sri Lanka and India (Teleostei: Batrachoididae). Zootaxa 3437:24-31. (Ref. 91323)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.1 - 29.4, mean 28.7 (based on 191 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
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .