Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Stromateidae
Etymology: .minor: Named in reference to its small size.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: ranges as far north as Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. Probably occurring in southeast Asian seas.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31789)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7 - 9;
soft rays: 35 - 39. The halberd-shaped spines of dorsal and anal fins are conspicuous in both juvenile and adult fish and not embedded in skin. Eyes large, eye diameter 2.8-3.5 in head length. Parasphenoid of skull round curve-shaped, orbital fossa large, semi-circular shaped. Otolith thick and solid, its anterior notch shallow. Number of precaudal and caudal vertebrae few, 12-13 + 17 = 29-30. 3rd to 5th haemal spines of caudal vertebrae triangular, flattened and broadest in the middle part of anterior rim.
Found in coastal waters.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Liu, J. and C.-S. Li, 1998. A new pomfret species, Pampus minor sp. Nov. (Stromateidae) from Chinese waters. Chin. J. Oceanol. Limnol. 16(3):280-285. (Ref. 31789)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5313 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00757 - 0.03987), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .