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Ariomma indicum  (Day, 1871)

Indian driftfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ariommatidae (Ariommatids)
Etymology: Ariomma: Greek, ari = very, strength, superiority + Greek, omma = eyes (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 20 - 300 m (Ref. 4412), usually 20 - 100 m (Ref. 52180).   Tropical; 33°N - 28°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 15.1  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9811); common length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9811)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15. Silvery with purple tinge. Fins grayish.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: South Africa to the Persian Gulf east to the Indo-Malayan region, north to Japan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in small schools in areas with muddy substrates on the continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds mainly on zooplankton. Appears to be pelagic at night and demersal by day and may migrate seasonally. Marketed fresh or dried-salted (Ref. 3300).

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Haedrich, R.L., 1984. Ariommidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00787 - 0.04830), b=2.98 (2.76 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.