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Lethrinus atkinsoni  Seale, 1910

Pacific yellowtail emperor
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Philippines country information

Common names: Bihilya, Katambak, Kilawan
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: commercial | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Type locality (Ref. 48635). Also Ref. 6956. Museum: Western Calatagan, Batangas, UPZM 5371 (as L. mahsena (Forsskål, 1775)). Also Ref. 48613.
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lethrinidae (Emperors or scavengers) > Lethrininae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635); common length : 32.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2295); max. reported age: 24 years (Ref. 2290)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 28 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 2295), usually 2 - 18 m (Ref. 37816)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 31°N - 32°S, 96°E - 134°W

Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Indonesia and Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to Australia, east to the Tuamoto Islands. Has most frequently been named Lethrinus mahsena.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits seagrass beds and sandy areas of lagoons and outer reef slopes. Found singly or in schools. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, mollusks, and fish. Marketed fresh (Ref. 9775).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.8   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.29-0.31; tm=3.7-5; tmax=24)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high