Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Polynemidae
Etymology: Filimanus: Latin, filum = thread + latin, manus = hand (Ref. 45335); heptadactyla: From the Greek hept, meaning seven, and dactyl, finger, in reference to the seven pectoral filaments typically present (Ref. 39607).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical; 10°N - 11°S, 99°E - 148°E (Ref. 57343)
Western Pacific: Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to Papua New Guinea. All records in Indian Ocean are misidentifications for other species: Filimanus similis, Polydactylus mullani, Polydactylus sextarius (Ref. 57343).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57343)
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 24. 7 pectoral filaments, third or fourth filament, from ventralmost, the longest, not reaching midpoint of anal fin (Ref. 9685). Body brown above and golden below; fins yellow with black at least at margins; pectorals often mostly black (Ref. 9685).
Found on open sandflats and muddy substrates (Ref. 57343).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Motomura, H., 2004. Threadfins of the world (Family Polynemidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of polynemid species known to date. FAO Spec. Cat. Fish. Purp. Rome: FAO. 3:117 p. (Ref. 57343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.5 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 527 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00335 - 0.01497), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .