Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Nemipteridae
(Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Etymology: Nemipterus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335); sugillatus: Name from Latin word for bruise, referring to the pinkish mauve or bluish bruise-like blotch on the upper part of the opercule..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 62 - 125 m (Ref. 116612). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: southern Taiwan and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116612)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: pectoral-fin rays ii, 14-15; gill rakers 10-12; body is moderately elongate, depth 3.2-3.6 in SL; head length is equal to or a little more than body depth; diameter of eye about equal to or a little less than snout length, 0.9-1.4 in snout; lower margin of eye is just above a line from tip of snout to upper pectoral-fin base; suborbital is moderately deep, its lower edge slightly emarginate, least depth 1.2-1.7 in eye diameter; an imaginary line extend upward from posterior edge of suborbital reaching dorsal profile somewhere between 3-7 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin; pectoral fins are moderately long, reaching to or just beyond level of vent; pelvic fins are very long, reaching to or just beyond origin of anal fin; caudal fin with the upper rays pointed or produced to form short filament (Ref. 116612).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Russell, B.C. and H.-C. Ho, 2017. A new species of Nemipterus (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) and first record of N. nematophorus (Bleeker) from Taiwan. Zootaxa 4231(2):281-288. (Ref. 116612)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00647 - 0.02946), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100).