Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Haemulidae
(Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Pomadasys: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, dasys = with hair (Ref. 45335). More on author: Forsskål.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 68 m (Ref. 26165). Tropical; 31°N - 32°S, 29°E - 77°E
Indian Ocean: Red Sea, off South Africa, and off western India (37522). Mediterranean Sea: A lessepsian migrant (Ref. 43448).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 11.0, range 8 - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213)
soft rays: 7. Silvery, darker above, with 4 stripes along body and a dark brown opercular blotch (Ref. 2799). Upper opercle with a dark blotch and a stripe. Pored lateral line scales 49 - 53 and 5 - 6 on scaly sheath of caudal fin. Body depth in SL, 3.14 - 3.34; suborbital depth in eye diameter 1.0 or slightly over. Pectoral fin tip when vented, equal or reaching past the pelvic fin tip (Ref. 37522).
Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 30573). Feeds on crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 5213).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Iwatsuki, Y., T. Yoshino, D. Golani and T. Kanda, 1995. The validity of the haemulid fish Pomadasys quadrilineatus Shen and Lin, 1984 with the designation of the neotype of Pomadasys stridens (Forrskål, 1775). Jap. J. Ichthyol. 41(4):455-461. (Ref. 37522)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; bait: occasionally
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 18.5 - 27.5, mean 25.2 °C (based on 13 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00750 - 0.02317), b=3.05 (2.90 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.67 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 5.8 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .