Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Argentiniformes
(Marine smelts) > Argentinidae
(Argentines or herring smelts)
Etymology: Glossanodon: Greek, glossa = tongue + Greek, anodos = without teeth (Ref. 45335); mildredae: Named for Mildred H. Carrington whose tasteful and accurate drawings have contributed greatly to the progress of ichthyology (Ref. 40914).
More on authors: Cohen & Atsaides.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 75 - 174 m (Ref. 40914). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40914)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13;
Vertebrae: 49 - 51. Vent immediately anterior to the anal fin base rather than far forward; dentary teeth along more than half the distance from the symphysis to the angle of the gape; 5 branchiostegal rays; dusky blotches mainly above the midline of the body (Ref. 40914).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M. and S.P. Atsaides, 1969. Additions to a revision of Argentine fishes. Fish. Bull. 68(1):13-36. (Ref. 40914)
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
): 19.6 - 24.2, mean 21.4 °C (based on 8 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00163 - 0.00807), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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).