Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinidae
(Silversides) > Atherinomorinae
Etymology: Hypoatherina: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335); celebesensis: Named for its type locality, the island of Celebes, now Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 92295), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Singapore, Indonesia and Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92295)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 39 - 42. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: premaxillary ascending
process is long and somewhat narrow, widest point at proximal half; posterior part of maxilla almost straight, not slanting down, with angular upper posterior corner; palatine teeth absent; anus located slightly anterior to pelvic-fin tip (including holotype) or just at the tip; head length 27-29% SL; upper jaw length 9.3-11% SL; eye diameter 10-11% SL; postorbital length of head 10-12% SL; distance from snout to pectoral-fin tip 44-47% SL; anterior midlateral band covered by pectoral fin when curved downward (Ref. 92295).
Collected by beach seine in seagrass areas and on mud bottoms (Ref. 92295).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Sasaki, D. and S. Kimura, 2013. Two new silversides, Hypoatherina celebesensis and Hypoatherina macrophthalma, from the western Pacific (Atheriniformes: Atherinidae). Ichthyol. Res. 59:347-353. (Ref. 92295)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.8 - 29.3, mean 29 °C (based on 816 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00244 - 0.01296), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .