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Congiopodus leucopaecilus  (Richardson, 1846)

Southern pigfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Congiopodidae (Racehorses or pigfishes)
Etymology: Congiopodus: Latin, conger = conger + Greek, pous = feet (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 22 - 222 m (Ref. 58489), usually ? - 100 m (Ref. 30464).   Temperate

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Southwest Pacific: in temperate waters.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30464); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30464)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in the continental shelf (Ref. 7300, 75154). Benthic (Ref. 75154). Sedentary fishes that swim slowly and spend much of their time resting on the bottom. They use the long snout for probing in crevices, seaweed and sand for crabs, worms, and other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 30464). Neither anterolateral glandural groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 10 - 18.1, mean 15.1 (based on 157 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5195   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .