Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gerreidae
Etymology: Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius; microphthalmus: Named for its small eyes (small in diameter).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 58018). Temperate; ? - 16°C (Ref. 43141)
Northwest Pacific: southern Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43141)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Second dorsal fin elongated, reaching just short of last dorsal fin ray when depressed (in all stages, up to 50% SL, mean 42% SL, tip very easily broken). Orbit diameter relatively small (8-11% SL), ratio as % of snout length, 93-143. Head length relatively short, 30-33% of SL. Maxillary reaching to below or (rarely) just short of anterior margin of iris. Exposed maxillary process always tapering to a point anteriorly for about half its length. Supraneural bones 3 (Ref. 43141).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., S. Kimura and T. Yoshino, 2002. A new species: Gerres microphthalmus (Perciformes: Gerreidae) from Japan with notes on limited distribution, included in the G. filamentosus complex. Ichthyol. Res. 49(2):133-139. (Ref. 43141)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00627 - 0.03041), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .