Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sparidae
Etymology: Acanthopagrus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, pagros, a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93743)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: relatively slender body, 2.3-2.6 (mean 2.5) times in SL: D XII,10; scale rows between fifth dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line 3.5; scale rows above lateral line 4.5, scale rows below 10.5-11.5; second anal-fin spine exceptionally robust and long [21.0-26.1% (mean 23%) of SL], 1.4-1.6 (mean 1.5) in 2AS/3AS, its tip reaching slightly less than vertical at rear end of caudal peduncle; pored lateral-line scales 43-45 (mode 44); the first soft dorsal-fin ray clearly longer than last dorsal fin spine; pelvic and anal fins are weakly yellow for most part, while lower caudal fin lobe yellowish grey, lacking a clear white distal margin ventrally; no black streaks proximally on inter-radial membranes between yellow anal-fin rays; no black blotches on inter-radial membranes between dorsal-fin
rays; very weak diffuse dark blotch at the origin of lateral line continuing over upper part of posterior opercle and upper cleithrum (Ref. 93743).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., 2013. Review of the Acanthopagrus latus complex (Perciformes: Sparidae) with descriptions of three new species from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. J. Fish Biol. 83(1):64-95. (Ref. 93743)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02291 (0.01073 - 0.04890), b=2.94 (2.76 - 3.12), 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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .