Reptilia | Squamata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Demersal; depth range 7 - 100 m (Ref. 356). Tropical; 51°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)
Northeast Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 71.0, range 62 - 143.1 cm Max length : 160 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74665); common length : 120 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
Length from survey data of Australian Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and fishers of Northern Prawn Fishery (Ref. 74665). Minimum depth from Ref. 102783. May be present and searching for muddy waters with prolific seaweeds. Feeds on small fishes captured near coral reef cavities (Ref. 2352). This species gives birth to 6 to 12 offspring (Ref. 2352).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
This species gives birth to 6 to 12 offspring.
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 14.7 - 28.1, mean 24.6 (based on 1014 cells).
High vulnerability (57 of 100)