Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 27956). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion (Ref. 33390), Indonesia, and northern Australia; East Indian Archipelago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27956)
Inhabits areas of sandy or muddy bottoms in coastal waters less than about 20 m depth (Ref. 27956).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yamashita, T., S. Kimura and Y. Iwatsuki, 1998. Validity of the leiognathid fish, Gazza dentex (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1935), with designation of a lectotype, and redescription of G. minuta (Bloch 1795). Ichthyol. Res. 45(3):271-280. (Ref. 27956)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.2 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2190 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01862 (0.00823 - 0.04215), b=2.97 (2.78 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 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).