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Polydactylus multiradiatus  (Günther, 1860)

Australian threadfin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Polynemidae (Threadfins)
Etymology: Polydactylus: Greek, poly = a lot of + greek, daktylos = finger (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 10 - 56 m (Ref. 45356), usually 10 - 56 m (Ref. 45356).   Tropical, preferred ?; 4°S - 34°S, 113°E - 154°E (Ref. 57343)

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Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: known only from southern Indonesia (Timor and Arafura seas) and northern Australia (Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia to Clarence River, New South Wales) (Ref. 9685). The type locality (China) may most likely be erroneous.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1844); 24.5 cm FL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters over sand or mud bottoms. Feeds on prawns. Often taken in association with Penaeus prawns in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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Sex change occurs between 12-14 cm SL (Ref. 45356).

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Motomura, H., 2004. Threadfins of the world (Family Polynemidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of polynemid species known to date. FAO Spec. Cat. Fish. Purp. Rome: FAO. 3:117 p. (Ref. 57343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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