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Acanthopagrus arabicus  Iwatsuki, 2013

Arabian yellowfin seabream
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Acanthopagrus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, pagros, a kind of fish (Ref. 45335);  arabicus: Named for its type locality, the Arabian Sea including The Gulf.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 11441).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: from Duqum, southern Oman to Qatar, off the coasts of Kuwait (probably including Iran and Pakistan), to Trivandrum, south-western India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4606); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3507)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: deep body, 2.03-2.38 (mean 2.21); D XI,11 or XII,10; scale rows between fifth dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line 4 1/2, scale rows above lateral line 4 1/2-5 1/2, scale rows below 12 1/2-13 1/2; second anal-fin spine [17.5-24.2% (mean 20·5%) of SL], 1.31-1.52 (mean 1.39) in 2AS/3AS; pored lateral-line scales 42-45 (mean 43.9); first soft dorsal-fin ray slightly longer than last dorsal-fin spine; pelvic and anal fins vivid or strong yellow, lower caudal-fin lobe yellow (lighter or whitish yellow in larger adults); no black streaks proximally on inter-radial membranes between yellow anal-fin rays; clear black blotches are usually absent just beneath inter-radial membranes between dorsal-fin rays but upper dorsal-fin membrane often with darker margin; at the origin of lateral line a weak diffuse dark blotch usually covering first pored lateral-line scale, continuing as a dense dark shading over upper part of posterior opercle (Ref. 93743).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds mainly on echinoderms, worms, crustaceans and mollusks. Mainly exploited by artisanal fisheries. Sold fresh in markets (Ref. 3507).

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Iwatsuki, Y., 2013. Review of the Acanthopagrus latus complex (Perciformes: Sparidae) with descriptions of three new species from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. J. Fish Biol. 83:64-95. (Ref. 93743)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02754 (0.01539 - 0.04930), b=2.93 (2.78 - 3.08), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.