Shortnose Tripodfish, Triacanthus biaculeatus (Bloch 1786)


Other Names: Black-finned Triple-spine, Blacktail Tripodfish, Sharp-nosed Tripodfish, Shortnosed Tripodfish, Short-nosed Tripod-fish, Silver Leather-jacket, Triplespine, Triple-spine

A Shortnose Tripodfish, Triacanthus biaculeatus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

Summary:
A tripodfish with the a very dark membrane on the spinous dorsal fin between the first and third spines (and usually also between the third to fifth spines), and a slightly convex to straight head profile from above the eye to the dorsal-fin origin.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Triacanthus biaculeatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/889

Shortnose Tripodfish, Triacanthus biaculeatus (Bloch 1786)

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Distribution

Northern Australia, from Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, to the Burdekin River, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

Species Citation

Balistes biaculeatus Bloch 1786, Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische Vol. 2: 17, pl. 148(2). Type locality: East Indies

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Shortnose Tripodfish, Triacanthus biaculeatus (Bloch 1786)

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Bloch, M.E. 1786. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. Berlin : J. Morino Vol. 2 160 pp. pls 145-180. 

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. 

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. 

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia. Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp. 

Jeyaseelan, M.J.P. 1998. Manual of fish eggs and larvae from Asian mangrove waters. UNESCO, Paris, 193 pp.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. 

Matsuura, K. 2001. Triacanthodidae, Triacanthidae, Balistidae. pp. 3902-3928 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. 

Oken, L. 1817. V. Klasse Fische. Isis (Muenchen) 8(148): 1181-1183
Ramm, D.C., Pender, P.J., Willing, R.S. & Buckworth, R.C. 1990. Large-scale spatial patterns of abundance within the assemblage of fish caught by prawn trawlers in Northern Australian waters. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 41(1): 79-95.

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. 

Temminck, C.J. & Schlegel, H. 1850. Pisces. In, Siebold, P. Fr de (ed.) Fauna Japonica. Leyden : Apud Arnz & Socios Vol. 4 324 pp. 144 pls. (as Triacanthus brevirostris)

Tyler, J.C. 1968. A monograph on plectognath fishes of the superfamily Triacanthoidea. Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 16: 1-364 figs 1-209

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CAAB Code:37464002

Depth:0-60 m

Max Size:30 cm TL

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