Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sillaginidae
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia . More on author: Pellegrin.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 6205). Subtropical; 24°N - 18°N, 104°E - 116°E (Ref. 6205)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6205)
soft rays: 21 - 22;
Vertebrae: 38. Body is olive-yellow dorsally, becoming paler on the sides and abdomen. The cheeks and part of the operculum orange-yellow; the fins uniformly grayish, with some indication of dots on the rays of the second dorsal fin. One or two yellow-orange stripes run along the sides of the body.
Northwest Pacific: Gulf of Tonkin and China. This species is rare in collections, and may be misidentified as Sillago sihama.
A inshore species which inhabits silty bottoms (Ref. 6205). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(14):87p. (Ref. 6205)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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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=0.00407 (0.00179 - 0.00926), b=3.15 (2.95 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (21 of 100) .