Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Nibea: Greek, niba, nipsis = to wash.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Indian Ocean: coasts of India and Sri Lanka, probably extending to Thailand and Malaysia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 18.0, range 16 - 22 cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3490); common length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3490)
Found in coastal waters. An important foodfish. Sold fresh and dried salted in markets.
Lal Mohan, R.S., 1984. Sciaenidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Vol. 4. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3490)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00518 - 0.01336), b=3.15 (3.02 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.49-1.08; Fec=21,584).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .