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Clinus spatulatus  Bennett, 1983

Bot River klipfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Clinidae (Clinids)
Etymology: Clinus: Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Brackish; demersal.   Subtropical; 34°S - 35°S

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Southeast Atlantic: Bot River and Kleinmond estuary in the southwestern Cape Province of South Africa.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 6.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5496)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 32 - 35; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 23 - 25

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common among riverine and estuarine weeds. Gravid females found between March and September.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Smith, M.M., 1986. Clinidae. p. 758-769. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5496)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B2ab(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00215 - 0.01225), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .