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Kyphosus pacificus  Sakai & Nakabo, 2004

Pacific drummer
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Kyphosidae (Sea chubs) > Kyphosinae
Etymology: Kyphosus: Greek, kyphos = bent (Ref. 45335);  pacificus: Named for its distribution in the Pacific Ocean.

Issue
Kyphosus sandwicensis (Sauvage, ) has been considered as an older name for this species, at least for the Hawaiian population (Ref. 54980). Further study of the genus may show that the name Kyphosus sandwicensis will replace the name Kyphosus pacificus elsewhere in the central and western Pacific (Ref. 86689).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 86942).   Subtropical

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Western Central Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89972)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: Mouth terminal with anterior tip of upper jaw pointed. Anterior part of anal-fin soft-rayed portion well elevated in specimens greater than approximately 20 cm SL; with longest anal-fin soft ray (second) longer than longest dorsal-fin spine (sixth). Pectoral fin long, pointed posteriorly with 18-20 (mode 19) soft rays. Pelvic fin not reaching anus when depressed. Gill rakers 26-29 (mode 27) (Ref. 55727).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).

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Sakai, K. and T. Nakabo, 2004. Two new species of Kyphosus (Kyphosidae) and a taxonomic review of Kyphosus bigibbus Lacepède from the Indo-Pacific. Ichthyol. Res. 51:20-32. (Ref. 55727)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .