Pomadasys olivaceus  (Day, 1875)

Olive grunt
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Pomadasys: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, dasys = with hair (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated.   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 15.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2135)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13. Silver to greenish, darker above; dark blotch on upper opercle; young with yellowish fins, older specimens dusky (Ref. 2799).

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Southeast Atlantic: north of Swakopmund, Namibia (Ref. 11228). Indian Ocean: east coast of Africa and Madagascar to Arabia, India and the Malay Peninsula.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 5213). Plentiful in tidal estuaries (Ref. 2135). Large shoals of juveniles occur around shallow water reefs where they consume shrimps and other small invertebrates, being themselves eaten by larger fish; larger specimens are found in deeper water where they spawn throughout the year. Used extensively for bait, flesh rather insipid (Ref. 2799).

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Roux, C., 1986. Pomadasyidae. p. 327-330. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 2135)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01910 (0.01002 - 0.03642), b=2.97 (2.81 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.14 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.