Hypoatherina ovalaua  (Herre, 1935)

Fijian silverside
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Atherinidae (Silversides) > Atherinomorinae
Etymology: Hypoatherina: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 57178).   Tropical; 16°N - 23°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12. Premaxilla with long ascending process and two lateral processes. Gill rakers 22-25. Midlateral scale count 38-42.

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Western Central Pacific: Sumatra to northern Cooks, north to the Philippines, Carolines and Marshall Islands, south to Fiji.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Relatively common in both high island and atoll lagoons (Ref. 1602). They are not found in the rougher waters over reefs and are attracted to light at night in lagoons (Ref. 9760). Used as bait in the tuna fishery (Ref. 6822).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; bait: usually
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00339 (0.00165 - 0.00694), b=3.14 (2.95 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .