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.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: only known from the Larde Estuary in Mozambique (Ref. 75744).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Currently only known from the type locality. No details available on whether habitat is freshwater or brackish.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y. and P.C. Heemstra, 2007. A new gerreid fish species and redescription of Gerres maldivensis Regan, 1902 from the Indian Ocean (Perciformes: Gerreidae). Copeia 2007(1):85-92. (Ref. 75744)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
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 (25 of 100) .