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Tylosurus choram  (Rüppell, 1837)

Red Sea houndfish
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Tylosurus choram
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - ? m.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Gulf of Oman, including the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441); common length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43448)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-24; Anal soft rays: 19 - 22

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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