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Sufflamen bursa  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Boomerang triggerfish
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Mozambique country information

Common names: Porco de Boomerang
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Recorded from Inhaca I. (Ref. 5285). Also Ref. 57683.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/mz.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Fischer, W., I. Sousa, C. Silva, A. de Freitas, J.M. Poutiers, W. Schneider, T.C. Borges, J.P. Feral and A. Massinga, 1990
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4420)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 90 m (Ref. 1602)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 36°S, 24°E - 124°W

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia, New Caledonia, and Rapa.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-30; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 25 - 27. The characteristic scythe mark crossing the pectoral base is yellowish-tan to green in juveniles and subadults.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit clear inner and outer reef habitats from exposed algae reef flats to deep along drop-offs (Ref. 48637). Occur in seaward reefs below the surge zone (Ref. 205). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed on crabs, bivalves, gastropods, algae, echinoids, tunicates, worms, eggs, and detritus. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Also taken by drive-in nets (Ref. 9770).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5312 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
2.9   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium