Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Albuliformes
(Bonefishes) > Albulidae
(Bonefishes) > Albulinae
Etymology: Albula: Latin, albus = white (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Forster.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 90 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical; 41°N - 34°S, 92°E - 123°W
Western Pacific: Indo-Malayan to South Pacific (east to the Society Is, and the Marquesas).
Part of a species complex wherein its former Indo-Pacific distribution has been divided with A. oligolepis found in the Indian Ocean and A. virgata known only from Hawaii.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 65 - 69. Compared with A. glossodonta, argentea have a larger mouth, upper jaw 2.6-2.9 in HL, more pointed lower jaw, and no blackish spot on the underside of the tip of the snout (Ref. 26145).
Seldom found on coral reefs, occasionally in sheltered, shallow lagoons (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spawning occurs in open waters. Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 205).
Hidaka, K., Y. Iwatsuki and J.E. Randall, 2008. A review of the Indo-Pacific bonefishes of the Albula argentea complex, with a description of a new species. Ichthyol. Res. 55:53-64. (Ref. 74924)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 24.7 - 28.8, mean 27.6 °C (based on 650 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5007 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00539 - 0.03222), b=3.04 (2.83 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 116 [71, 192] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.768 [0.423, 1.260] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.7 [17.6, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.271 [0.163, 0.485] g/100g ; Selenium = 85.5 [47.9, 162.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 12.9 [5.6, 30.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.886 [0.648, 1.204] mg/100g (wet weight);