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
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 52.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47695); common length : 43.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47695)
soft rays: 7. Body color silvery to light burnished gold; dorsal fins with well defined blackish spots on interspinous membranes; adults with blackish spot on tip of each scale on back and upper sides. Body depth 3.2 tomes in SL. Head large; upper profile convex; gill cover and angle of preopercle lengthened as convex rounded lobe; gill cover extending to above 1/3 to 1/2 of pectoral fins. Mouth small; maxilla reaching to eye. Pores 2 and a median pit on chin (Ref. 47695).
Western Pacific: China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and New South Wales, Australia.
A rare species apparently inhabiting deeper waters of the continental shelf (Ref. 47695).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McKay, R.J., 2001. Haemulidae (=Pomadasyidae). Grunts (also sweetlips, hotlips, and velvetchins). p. 2961-2989. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). Rome, FAO. pp. 2791-3380. (Ref. 47695)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01622 (0.00746 - 0.03525), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .