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Etelis radiosus Anderson, 1981

Pale snapper
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Etelinae
Etymology: Etelis: Greek, etelis, -idos = a fish, perhaps the fish Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 90 - 360 m (Ref. 9821).   Tropical; 35°N - 27°S, 77°E - 166°W (Ref. 55)

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Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821); common length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body relatively elongate and laterally compressed; nostrils on each side of snout close together; lower jaw protruding and premaxillae protrusible, maxilla extending to vertical near posterior margin of orbit; small conical teeth in jaws, a few anterior ones in each jaw enlarged, sometimes into canine-like teeth; with teeth on palatine and vomer, vomerine tooth patch rounded arch-shaped or chevron-shaped; maxilla with scales, without the longitudinal ridges; interorbital region flattened; gill rakers of first gill arch 11-15 + 20-22 = 32-36 (including rudiments); continuous dorsal fin, with spinous portion deeply incised at its junction with soft portion; last soft ray of both dorsal and anal fins produced, longer than next to last ray; caudal fin lunate, with a notch at the middle of the distal margin of the fin; pectoral fins fairly long, a little shorter than head. pectoral-fin rays 16; membranes of dorsal and anal fins without scales; tubed lateral-line scales 50-51. Colour of body mainly red, lighter on lower sides and belly (Ref. 9821).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit rocky bottoms. Feed mainly on fishes. Marketed fresh.

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Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.8 - 23.2, mean 19.1 (based on 215 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.01120 - 0.03555), b=2.95 (2.80 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.