Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinidae
(Silversides) > Atherinomorinae
Etymology: Doboatherina: Name from 'Dobo', the local name of atherinid fishes in Mie Prefecture, Japan, and 'Atherina', the name of type genus of Atherinidae.; balabacensis: Named for its type locality, Balabac Island (specimens lost during WWII).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 11°N - 8°N, 116°E - 124°E (Ref. 121273)
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 11 - 13;
Vertebrae: 36 - 39. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: ascending process of premaxilla is short and blunt, its height about two times maximum width, and shorter than horizontal length of premaxilla, its height about 2/5 of the horizontal length; premaxilla has a single lateral process; posterior upper margin of dentary with a small process; palatine toothless; midlateral scales are usually with vertical (including neotype) or chevron-shaped central groove, in some specimens the scales are with a round central pit on trunk; a short spatular outgrowth found usually on the posterior margin of anterior predorsal scales, no outgrowth on posterior predorsal scales; posterior margin of midlateral scales are round; head large, HL 27-30% SL; midlateral scales 33-36; total vertebrae 36-39; gill rakers on lower arch 21-24; midlateral band narrow, width about 1/3 to 3/5 of width of midlateral scale, its lower margin not reaching to lower margin of midlateral scale at the level of anal-fin origin (width of midlateral band 9.5-14% of body depth and 25-41% of caudal peduncle depth at the level of anal-fin origin) (Ref. 121273).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sasaki, D. and S. Kimura, 2020. A new atherinomorine genus Doboatherina (Atheriniformes: Atherinidae) with a review of included species. Ichthyol. Res. 67:225-261. (Ref. 121273)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .