Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae
(Puffers) > Canthigasterinae
Etymology: Canthigaster: Greek, kanthos = the outer or inner corner of the eye, where the lids meet, 1646 + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335); criobe: Named for the Centre de Recherche Insulaire et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE), Moorea, French Polynesia, in recognition of the laboratory’s continuing support of marine research in the area; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 20 m (Ref. 95278). Tropical
Central Pacific: French Polynesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95278)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 17. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 9; A 9; pectoral rays 17; body depth between origins of dorsal and anal fins, 2.6 in SL; head length (HL) 2.3 in SL; fleshy pigmented skin interorbital width 3.1 in HL; gill opening 8.2 in HL; origin of anal fin posterior to rear base of dorsal fin 3.1 in SL, preanal length 1.2 in SL; longest dorsal ray 2.3 in HL; color when alive, body pale tan with orangish brown stripes; head with uniformly orangish brown snout anteriorly, at middle of snout about 4 narrow, orangish brown stripes radiate posteriorly below eye, 3 stripes extend posteriorly from rear margin of eye, a stripe runs along ridge of erectile tissue on top of head, at deepest part of body there are about 14 narrow orangish brown stripes, middle 5 of those stripes continue to base of caudal fin where they abruptly end (Ref. 95278).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes, 2012. A new species of Indo-Pacific fish, Canthigaster criobe, with comments on other Canthigaster (Tetradontiformes: Tetradontidae) at the Gambier Archipelago. Zootaxa 3523:80-88. (Ref. 95278)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.5 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 155 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .