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Datnioides microlepis  Bleeker, 1854

Finescale tigerfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Datnioididae (Freshwater tripletails)
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Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050); max. published weight: 10.0 kg (Ref. 9497)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Has the deepest body of any species of Coius, 2.1-2.4 times in SL. Specimens from mainland Southeast Asia invariably with five full bars, specimens from Borneo with 6-7 bars, all usually continued across ventral surface of body. First bar extending uninterrupted and undiminished across opercle and onto thoracic region, and continued across ventral surface of body; a well defined black mark on ventral surface of body immediately anterior to base of pelvic fins (not present in other Coius). Partial bars almost invariably absent. Branched dorsal rays 14-18; branched anal rays 9-11, usually 10 (Ref. 10425).

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Asia: Chao Phraya basin, Mekong basin of mainland Southeast Asia, Kapuas basin in western Borneo and Musi basin in Sumatra (Ref. 10425). Protected in Thailand (Ref. 12217).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits freshwater rivers, lakes and reservoirs, frequenting areas with a lot of submerged branches, such as flooded forests (Ref. 12693). Adult fish feed on small shrimps, fish fry and small fishes while young individuals take zooplankton (Ref. 6459). Also feeds on crabs, worms and insect larvae (Ref. 12693) and plants (Ref. 56749). Esteemed food fish which is marketed fresh and often seen in aquarium trade (Ref. 12693).

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Roberts, T.R. and M. Kottelat, 1994. The Indo-Pacific tigerperches, with a new species from the Mekong basin (Pisces: Coiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 5(3):257-266. (Ref. 10425)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.55 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec = 30,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.