Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sparidae
Etymology: Rhabdosargus: Greek, rhabdos = stick + Latin, sargus = sargus (1591) (Ref. 45335); niger: Named for the blackish body of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94713)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: D XI,13; A III, 11; 11-12 scale rows below lateral line; 5.5 scale rows between the fifth dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line; 53-55 pored lateral-line scales; scaleless preopercular flange; 8-9 gill rakers on the lower limb; head and body silvery-black; no golden longitudinal line on the body; pelvic and anal fins are dusky gray (Ref. 94713).
Imported into Korea from Indonesia as frozen commercial food (Ref. 94713).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tanaka, F and Y. Iwatsuki, 2013. Rhabdosargus niger (Perciformes: Sparidae), a new sparid species from Indonesia, with taxonomic status of the nominal species synonymized under Rhabdosargus sarba. Ichthyol Res (2013)60:343-352. (Ref. 94713)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01021 - 0.04910), b=2.96 (2.78 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .