Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sillaginidae
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia .
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 10 - 50 m (Ref. 6205). Tropical; 28°N - 4°N, 98°E - 125°E (Ref. 6205)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6205)
soft rays: 21 - 23;
Vertebrae: 34. The swim bladder with three anterior extensions, the middle one projecting forward and the anterolateral ones recurved backward along the swim bladder; only single posterior extension is present. The head and body pale sandy brown to light fawn; belly is paler, almost white. An indistinct pale mid-lateral stripe is present on some specimens. The opercle and preopercle are transparent with a crescentic patch of black-brown spots in a pigmented area the shape of the gill arches on the inside of the gill cover, and showing through. The fins are hyaline; the margins of the unpaired fins finely spotted with brown; the upper and lower margin of the caudal fin dark brown to almost black.
Western Pacific: Taiwan to the Gulf of Thailand. This species is possibly widespread. Sillago soringa is almost certainly a senior synonym of Sillago asiatica.
Occur in inshore waters. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Taken as an incidental catch with other sillaginid species (Ref. 9679).
McKay, R.J., 1992. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 14. Sillaginid fishes of the world (family Sillaginidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the sillago, smelt or Indo-Pacific whiting species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(14):87p. Rome: FAO.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00398 (0.00175 - 0.00905), b=3.14 (2.94 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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 (15 of 100) .