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Chirocentrus dorab  (Forsskål, 1775)

Dorab wolf-herring
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Philippines country information

Common names: Balbaliga, Balera, Baliga
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: commercial | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Also Ref. 393.
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) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Chirocentridae (Wolf herring)
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 188); 36.6 cm SL (female); common length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range ? - 120 m (Ref. 30573)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 35°N - 20°S, 40°E - 156°E (Ref. 55462)

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: probably throughout the warmer coastal waters, from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0. Scales numerous, small, usually lost. Silvery; back bright blue (fading to grey); flanks bright silver. The slightly shorter pectoral fin and the black marking of the upper part of the dorsal fin are the only satisfactory characters separating this species from C. nudus (Ref. 188). Fins spineless; with numerous dagger-like teeth (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs inshore, including brackish waters (Ref. 12743). Voracious predators of small schooling fishes, e.g., herrings and anchovies (Ref. 37816). In Australia, it was reported in water temperatures of 26.0-29.0 °C (Ref. 4959). Feeds mainly on small fishes, but perhaps also crustaceans. Marketed fresh, frozen or dried and salted.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; bait: usually

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 1.0000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.4   ±0.75 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=2)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (61 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium