Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sparidae
Etymology: Crenidens: Latin, crenulatus = cut, clipped + Latin, dens, dentis = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94712)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XII,10; A III, 10; pectoral-fin rays 14; scale rows above lateral line 5, below 11; pored lateral-line scales 47-48; gill rakers 6 + 1 + 12 = 19; second anal-fin spine (2AS) is much larger than 3AS, the length of 3AS 1.34-1.41 in 2AS; incisor-like teeth has five points, all points subequal in size, forming a flat cutting edge at each incisor-like teeth (Ref. 94712).
Apparently feeds on algae (based on unique teeth formation) (Ref. 94712).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y. and J. Maclaine, 2013. Validity of Crenidens macracanthus Günther 1874 (Pisces: Sparidae) from Chennai (Madras), India, with taxonomic statuses of the congeners. Ichthyol. Res. (2013)60:241-248. (Ref. 94712)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01021 - 0.04910), b=2.96 (2.78 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .