Amamiichthys matsubarai, Japanese blue-spotted seabream

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Amamiichthys matsubarai (Akazaki, 1962)

Japanese blue-spotted seabream
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc (Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Amamiichthys: The name reflects the extremely limited distribution of the type species, which is known only from Amami-oshima Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Northwest Pacific: Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. Distinguished by the following set of characters: D XII,10, with the first and second dorsal-fin spines very short and the third and fourth (usually) dorsal-fin spines extremely elongated and filamentous; A III, 8; 56-61 pored lateral-line scales; absence of scales on preopercular flange; colour of head and body uniformly pinkish, with upper body having small distinct blue spots (sometimes overlapping pairs); without black margin on caudal fin (Ref. 104925).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Important food fish.

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Tanaka, F. and Y. Iwatsuki, 2015. Amamiichthys, a new genus for the sparid fish Cheimerius matsubarai Akazaki 1962, and redescription of the species, with designation of a neotype. Zootaxa 4007(2):195-206. (Ref. 104925)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(v)+2ab(v)); Date assessed: 04 December 2009

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01021 - 0.04910), b=2.95 (2.77 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (64 of 100) .