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Tylosurus punctulatus  (Günther, 1872)

Spotted long-tom
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes (Needle fishes) > Belonidae (Needlefishes)
Etymology: Tylosurus: Greek, tylos = callus + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - ? m.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: north to the Philippines and east to the Solomon Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9682); common length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9682)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-22; Anal soft rays: 20 - 21. Some may have orange spots on the sides.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Coastal species (Ref. 9682). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs may be found attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg's surface (Ref. 205).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Collette, Bruce B. | Collaborators

Collette, B.B., 1999. Belonidae. Needlefishes. p. 2151-2161. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9682)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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