Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Argyrops: Greek, argyros = silver, silvered + Gree, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); flavops: Specific name 'flavops' refers to the yellow snout and cheeks..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 100 m (Ref. 124569). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Oman (Mutrah), Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea..
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 124569)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following set of characters: body deep and compressed; D XII,10; the first 2 dorsal-fin spines are rudimentary (2 dorsal-fin spines on first dorsal pterygiophore); third or fourth (rarely fifth) dorsal-fin spine longest (1.0-1.4, mean 1.2, in 3DFS/4DFS, reduction of dorsal-fin spines with growth might be determined by different environments), third spine less than head length and not reaching beyond the origin of first soft dorsal-fin ray in specimens greater than 20.0 cm SL, but juveniles less than ca.10.0 cm SL with third to eightth dorsal-fin spines extremely elongated, these spines becoming abruptly shorter at 10.0-15.0 cm SL; anterior and posterior margins of upper cheek scales nearly parallel just below posterior edge of eye; orbit diameter clearly less than suborbital depth. Colouration: body uniform orangish pink with belly and chin silvery, head with snout mostly yellow or orange, sometimes yellow or orange on cheek; spinous dorsal-fin rays are yellowish or orangish pink, especially on membrane, other fins are somewhat yellowish pink or pale pink, similar to Pacific Dentex; upper jaw and around the eyes often yellowish orange (Ref. 124569).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y. and P.C. Heemstra, 2018. Taxonomic review of the genus Argyrops (Perciformes; Sparidae) with three new species from the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa 4438(3):401-442. (Ref. 124569)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.02089 (0.00979 - 0.04459), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.5 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100).