Nemipterus peronii (Valenciennes, 1830)
Notchedfin threadfin bream
Nemipterus peronii
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Max. size:  29 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 17 - 100 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: from the Red Sea to Taiwan and northern Australia. This species name has been misapplied to Nemipterus furcosus.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral fins short, not reaching to level of anus. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to level of anus. Dorsal fin spines elongate, interspinous membrane deeply incised. Upper lobe of caudal fin pointed and slightly longer than lower. A line drawn up from the posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at or just before origin of dorsal fin. Axillary scale present. Color: Upper part of body pinkish, lower part silvery. Golden-yellow stripe on snout in front of eye.
Biology:  Occurs on sand or mud bottoms and feeds on fish, crustaceans, mollusks and polychaetes. Usually in small groups; flighty during the day (Ref. 48635). Trawled in commercial quantities in the Straits of Malacca and off the Terengganu coast, South China Sea.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.08.04
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.03.94

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