Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Acanthopagrus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, pagros, a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean: east coast of India and Sri Lanka east to Myanmar (Ref. 123477).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122095); max. published weight: 566.40 g (Ref. 122095)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: D XII (rarely 11 or 13); scale rows between the fifth dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line 3½; juveniles with second anal-fin spine longer. Colouration: pelvic and anal-fins are pale yellow to yellow with black streaks present in the interradial membranes of anal-fin rays; caudal fin grey or yellowish grey (Hamilton, 1822).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hasan, M.E., J.-D. Durand and Y. Iwatsuki, 2020. Acanthopagrus datnia (Hamilton, 1822), a senior synonym of Acanthopagrus longispinnis (Valenciennes, 1830) (Perciformes: Sparidae). Zootaxa 4750(2):151-181. (Ref. 123551)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.01136 - 0.03842), b=2.95 (2.80 - 3.10), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .