Mene maculata, Moonfish : fisheries

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Mene maculata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Menidae (Moonfish)
Etymology: Mene: Greek, mene, meneos = strength (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Bloch & Schneider.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin; saumtre rcifal; profondeur 50 - 200 m (Ref. 47690).   Subtropical; 32°N - 30°S, 30°E - 169°E

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, as far south as Durban in South Africa, to southern Japan and northeastern Australia, east to New Caledonia.

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 47690); common length : 20.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 47690)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 3 - 4; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 40-45; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 30 - 33. This species is distinguished by its very deep body, almost triangular, extremely compressed; sharp-edged breast; greatest body depth below lateral line at least 4 times greater than greatest body depth above lateral line; anal fin very long-based, commencing at point of insertion of pelvic fins, uniformly very low; dorsal spines (X in juveniles) reducing in number with increasing age. Colour of body with upper sides deep metallic blue, the rest silvery, a row of round to ovoid, dark slaty-blue spots above and below lateral line, sometimes a few additional spots above and below these rows; pelvic fins with a trace of blue, other fins hyaline or slightly dusky (Ref. 47690).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits deeper coastal waters near the bottom on both the continental shelves and around major island groups; sometimes in river estuaries (Ref. 47690, 48635). Found in schools (Ref. 47690, 48635). Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 5213). Readily dries in air without salting (Ref. 4375, 48635). Caught in trawls and by beach seine, but mainly by trawling, often incidentally. Marketed fresh and dried (Ref. 47690). Minimum depth from Ref. 30573.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

Heemstra, P.C., 1984. Menidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 3. (Ref. 3465)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Non évalué 

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





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Pêcheries: commercial
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 19.8 - 27.6, mean 24.4 (based on 503 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.00859 - 0.05083), b=3.03 (2.82 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Haut, temps minimum de doublement de population inférieur à 15 mois (K=0.19-1.2).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Medium.