Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
() > Gerreidae
Etymology: Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius; akazakii: Named for Dr. Masato Akazaki.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 2 - 3 m (Ref. 58476). Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: likely to be endemic in Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58476)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Known to inhabit the vicinity of river mouth basins, which may be considered strongly related to a minimum winter sea temperature of 16°C (less than 100 m depth). Specimens were collected in inlet basins, river mouth basins, or on shallow sandy bottoms strongly affected by freshwater from nearby river mouths. However, this species rarely occurs in the shallow coastal area with almost no freshwater effect. One specimen (MUFS 9584, 135 mm SL, 3 July 1993), had a clearly matured or water-hardened (transparent) egg, giving an indication of the spawning season of the species (Ref. 58476).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., S. Kimura and T. Yoshino, 2007. A review of the Gerres subfasciatus complex from the Indo-west Pacific, with three new species (Perciformes: Gerridae). Ichthyol. Res. 54(2):168-185. (Ref. 58476)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 20.2 - 24.3, mean 21.6 °C (based on 90 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00524 - 0.04176), b=3.04 (2.80 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .