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Alectis indica  (Rüppell, 1830)

Indian threadfish
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Philippines country information

Common names: Ampahan, Ampahan, Apahan
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: commercial | Ref: Ordonez, J.A., 1985
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Puerto Princesa, Palawan (Ref. 58652). Recorded from the Visayan Sea (Ref. 110387, 110390). Also Ref. 3287.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Conlu, P.V., 1986
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 165 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710); common length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213); max. published weight: 25.0 kg (Ref. 30874)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 100 m (Ref. 28016)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 44°N - 45°S, 25°E - 130°W

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia (Ref. 4795), north to southern Japan, south to the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15 - 20; Vertebrae: 24.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults found over coral reefs in coastal waters below 60 m (Ref. 9710, 58534). Form schools. Juveniles solitary, found in surface waters and in estuaries; may mimic jellyfish. Feed on fishes, squids, and crustaceans (Ref. 5213).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.6250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.1   ±0.52 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K = 0.17)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (62 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium