Species Latris lineata

Common name: Striped trumpeter Previous nomenclature: Latris mortoni

Material

Description based on otoliths of one specimen of 586 mm FL. Otolith catalogue reference DMF28. Catch locality Point Hicks, Victoria, 80 m depth. ID by DMF.

Otolith description

Otolith medium, ovate. Dorsal margin rounded and irregular; ventral margin flat and approximately entire; posterior margin rounded and irregular. Distal surface flat; proximal surface flat/convex. Sulcus groove deep, heterosulcoid; opening ostial. Colliculum heteromorph. Collum low and bridge-like. Crista superior well developed above neck ostium; crista inferior ridge-like along entire sulcus. Excisura wide; notch deep; angle acute. Rostrum broad, extended and blunt. Antirostrum broad and rounded. Dorsal area and ventral area depressions elongate, narrow oval. Primordium central.

Morphometry

FL = 246.904 OW 03 mm n = 3; Std Err Est = 0.007; R = 1; P<0.018

Otolith weight range = 17.0-53.0 mg (CMAR)

Mass = 2.225 x 10-8 FL 3 992 g n = 3; Std Err Est = 0.064; R = 0.971; P<0.153; Fish length range = 740-810 mm FL (CMAR)

Distribution and ecology

New South Wales to southern Western Australia, and Tasmania (Hutch and Swain 1986); also New Zealand (Last et al. 1983); over rocky reefs, 50 to 300 m depth (May and Maxwell 1986); spawning fish move closer to shore; juveniles inhabit shallow reefs (Gomon et al. 1994); reaches 1200 mm in length (May and Maxwell 1986).

Predator-prey information

Known prey ofAustralian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) (Hume et al. 2004).

Otolith of Latris lineata from a fish of 586 mm FL
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