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Monodactylus falciformis  Lacepède, 1801

Full moony
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Monodactylidae (Moonyfishes or fingerfishes)
Etymology: Monodactylus: Greek, monos = one + Greek, daktylos = finger (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Lacepède.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro associati a barriera corallina; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to False Bay, South Africa, Madagascar (Ref. 4337), and Reunion (Ref. 53568).

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5400)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 8; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 25-30; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 25 - 29. Adults silvery with dusky dorsal and anal lobes; juveniles dusky with dark vertical bars (Ref. 5400).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters including estuaries and lagoons (Ref. 5213). Seldom enters freshwater. Juveniles can be kept in the aquarium (Ref. 4833). Caught with throw nets (Ref. 30573).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Desoutter, M., 1986. Monodactylidae. p. 338-339. In J. Daget, J.P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4337)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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