Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Albuliformes
(Bonefishes) > Albulidae
(Bonefishes) > Albulinae
Etymology: Albula: Latin, albus = white (Ref. 45335); koreana: Named for its type locality, Korea.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Northwest Pacific Ocean: Korea and Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87083)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 77 - 78. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: anterior contour of the lower jaw rather pointed; posterior tip of the pelvic fin reaching anterior margin of the anus; anterior tip of the tooth patch on mesopterygoid in front of the tooth patch on the parasphenoid; 77-80 pored lateral line scales; 77-78 vertebrae; body elongated, slightly compressed; conical snout, inferior mouth; 2 nostrils on each side, anterior and posterior ones separated by membrane, posterior one larger than anterior one; protruding upper jaw, maxillary not reaching to anterior border of eye; small patches of villiform teeth on upper and lower jaw; well-developed adipose tissue covering eyes and around eyes, except the pupil; small and rudimentary gill rakers; all fins comprising only soft fin rays; large dorsal fin, located in the middle part of body; anal fin small, located in the posterior part of body; dorsal and anal fin rays gradually become short posteriorly, but last dorsal and anal fin rays slightly elongated; pectoral fin positioned at the ventral part of body; pelvic fin abdominal, its origin below the 12th dorsal fin ray; well-developed axillary scales at the upper base of pectoral and pelvic fins; deeply forked caudal fin, upper lobe slightly longer than lower lobe; body fully covered with cycloid scales, except head and fins (exposed); lateral and dorsal scales with 3 grooves inside, but the lateral scales on the outside exposed region are shorter than the dorsal scales; pored lateral line begins at the upper margin of operculum, extending beyond the caudal fin base in a straight line (Ref. 87083).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spawning occurs in open waters. Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 205).
Kwun, H.J. and J.K. Kim, 2011. A new species of bonefish, Albula koreana (Albuliformes: Albulidae) from Korea and Taiwan. Zootaxa 2903:57-63. (Ref. 87083)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5007 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00559 - 0.03252), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.2 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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .