Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Nemipteridae
(Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Etymology: Pentapodus: Greek, pente = five + Greek, pous = feet (Ref. 45335); komodoensis: Named for type locality, Komodo Islands.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 25 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia (Komodo Island),
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: caudal fin lobes without filamentous extensions, slightly emarginated; eye diameter is greater than snout diameter; predorsal scales reaching forward to almost level of anterior edge of eye and well behind posterior nostril openings; naked suborbital; 1-2 rows of small scales on lower limb of preopercle; lateral line scales 44 (including tubed scale on caudal-fin base); pectoral-fin rays 16. Colour of snout and forehead dull yellow, eye with iridescent blue band below, iris bright yellow, brown color on upper back, bluish along ventral head and body with broad, posteriorly tapering, golden yellow stripe on side (brownish margins), narrow blue stripe from forehead to base of dorsal fin until upper surface of caudal peduncle, semi-translucent fins; juveniles overall sky blue in color with a pair of bright yellow stripes meeting at the snout, an upper and narrow one extending along back to end of dorsal fin and a wider midlateral stripe to base of caudal fin (Ref. 90102).
Occurs in small schools, 20-30 individuals, over rubble slopes at 12-25 m depth (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .