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Kalyptatherina helodes  (Ivantsoff & Allen, 1984)

Marine sailfin silverside
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Telmatherinidae (Sailfin silversides)
Etymology: Kalyptatherina: Greek, kalyptos = hidden + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 58018).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9836)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3 - 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11 - 14. Second dorsal fin lacking spine.

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Western Central Pacific: known only from Misool and Bantana Islands north west of Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit mangrove swamps close inshore. Nothing is known of its biology. This species is too small to be of any commercial value but may be taken as food by young of commercial fish species (Ref. 9836).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Ivantsoff, W., 1999. Telmatherinidae. Sailfin silversides. p. 2144. 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 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9836)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.