Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percophidae
(Duckbills) > Hemerocoetinae
Etymology: Pteropsaron: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, psaron = grey, with different colours (Ref. 45335); springeri: Named for Victor G. Springer.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 73 m (Ref. 75753). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines; probably including Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75753)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 25;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. This species differs from other species of the Pteropsaron/Osopsaron complex in having only 3 dorsal spines which are displaced anteriorly to lie over the posterior end of the skull, and associated modification of the anteriormost 3 pterygiophores and neural spines; D III, 20-23; A 24-25; vertebrae 35-36 (Ref. 75753).
Usually found in sloping sand bottoms to 73 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, D.G. and G.D. Johnson, 2007. A new species of Pteropsaron (Teleostei: Trichonotidae: Hemerocoetinae) from the Western Pacific, with notes on related species. Copeia 2007(2):364-377. (Ref. 75753)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.9 - 29, mean 28.6 (based on 122 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .