Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Carangaria/misc
(Various families in series Carangaria) > Sphyraenidae
Etymology: Sphyraena: Greek, sphyraina, -es = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335); iburiensis: Named for its type locality, Iburi, Kochi Pref., Japan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54823)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: Pored lateral-line scales 81-85; scales above lateral line 8.5-9.5; scales below lateral line 10.5-11.5. Posterior tip of maxilla nor or just reaching to below anterior nostril. Posterior tip of opercle obtuse just above level of pectoral-fin base. A single row of scales in the suborbital groove not covered with skin. Two distinct longitudinal stripes on the side of the body with fresh (upper stripe usually lost in preserved specimens); lower stripe especially distinct, running from tip of snout through upper part of pectoral-fin base, extending to caudal-fin base just below lateral line; membrane of first dorsal fin entirely transparent (Ref. 54823).
A shallow coastal water inhabitant (Ref. 54823).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Doiuchi, R. and T. Nakabo, 2005. The Sphyraena obtusata group (Perciformes: Sphyraenidae) with a description of a new species from southern Japan. Ichthyol. Res. 52(2):132-151. (Ref. 54823)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00333 - 0.01504), b=2.92 (2.75 - 3.09), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .