Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: northern Australia, Indonesia and Myanmar
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 120651)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14. This species of the Equulites elongatus group is distinguished by the following set of characters: eye diameter 78-126% postorbital head length; distance from pelvic-fin insertion to center of anus 30-42% of the distance from pelvic-fin insertion to anal-fin origin; scales above lateral line 5-9, below 9-14; dorsolateral body with dark vermicular markings including 1-9 ring marks and 0-14 dark spots smaller than a half of pupil diameter; the tips of neural and hemal spines of fourth preural centrum is less expanding, distal expansion ratios of neural and hemal spines of the fourth preural centrum 2.3-3.8 (Ref. 120651).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Suzuki, T. and S. Kimura, 2017. Taxonomic revision of the Equulites elongatus (Günther 1874) species group (Perciformes: Leiognathidae) with the description of a new species. Ichthyol. Res..64(3):[1-14]339-352. (Ref. 120651)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00559 - 0.02837), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 252 [123, 827] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.71 [0.67, 4.61] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.5 [17.1, 21.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.292 [0.139, 0.636] g/100g ; Selenium = 41.4 [15.6, 121.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 27.5 [6.2, 103.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.12 [0.99, 3.94] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.