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Acanthopagrus berda  (Forsskål, 1775)

Goldsilk seabream
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Philippines country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: misidentification
Salinity: freshwater
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: commercial | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: live export: yes;
Comments: Records In Ref. 393, 2115, 83673 refer to A. pacificus (Ref. 86288).
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Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Iwatsuki, Y., M. Kume and T. Yoshino, 2010
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 90.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3198); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. published weight: 3.2 kg (Ref. 3670); max. reported age: 14 years (Ref. 3627)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 20 - 22 cm

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 86942)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 35°S, 22°E - 103°E

Distribution

Indian Ocean, South Africa, Mozambique, the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, India, Phuket (Andaman Sea, specimen lost), and Malaysia (Penang Island and Langkawi Island, near Singapore). Western Pacific specimens recorded as A. berda refer to Acanthopagrus pacificus (Ref. 86288).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following characters: scale rows between fifth dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line 3.5; front edge of dorsal scaly area on head slightly convex, with small scales (fewer than 20) anteriorly; pored lateral-line scales 42-44; second anal-fin spine (2AS) longer than third anal-fin spine (3AS), 2AS/3AS ratio 1.23-1.50 (mean 1.36); strongly curved concavity on ventral edge of first two infraorbitals above rear end of maxilla, particularly obvious in specimens more than 13 cm SL; scales on preopercle flange absent; anal-fin membrane dark; molariform teeth strongly developed along both jaws, teeth rows strongly curved laterally at rear of lower jaw (Ref. 83673).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on invertebrates, including worms, mollusks, crustaceans and echinoderms (Ref. 5213), and small fish (Ref. 3670). Protandrous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367). The flesh is excellent. Sold fresh in markets.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: 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)
3.5   ±0.42 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.28-0.38; tmax=14; tm=1)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high