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); golanii: Named for Dr. Daniel Golani, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Israel (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea); probably endemic.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 5 - 8;
soft rays: 10 - 13;
Vertebrae: 43 - 45. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: posterior end of maxilla not slanted downward; midlateral scales with an indented posterior margin; posterior margin of anterior predorsal scales with a spatular outgrowth; posterior margin of axillary scale without a distinct projection; midlateral band somewhat wide and its lower margin reaching to or below the ventral end of the midlateral (third) scale row at the level of anal-fin origin (width of midlateral band 24-32 % of body depth and 62-83 % of caudal peduncle depth); interorbital width somewhat wide 35-43 % HL (Ref. 92894).
Collected by purse and bag seines and rotenone (ref. 92894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Sasaki, D. and S. Kimura, 2013. Descriptions of two new silversides, Hypoatherina golanii and Hypoatherina lunata, from the Indo-West Pacific (Atheriniformes: Atherinidae). Ichthyol. Res. (2012) (published online) (Ref. 92894)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24 - 25.9, mean 24.9 °C (based on 10 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00243 - 0.01302), 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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .