Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Acanthopagrus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, pagros, a kind of fish (Ref. 45335); omanensis: Named for its typw locality, Oman..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical; 20°N - 19°N, 57°E - 58°E
Indian Ocean: currently known only from Duqm, Oman.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83673)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all congeners of Acanthopagrus by the following combination: scale rows between fifth dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line 5½; front edge of dorsal scaly area on head forming an obtuse angle pointing anteriorly; pored lateral-line scales 45 or 46; second anal-fin spine (2AS) slender, and subequal to third anal-fin spine (3AS), ratio of 2AS/3AS = 1.01–1.06; ventral edge of first two infraorbitals straight; no scales on preopercular flange; wide black margin on dorsal and caudal fins, and pelvic- and analfin membrane black; molariform teeth poorly developed in both jaws (Ref. 83673).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y. and P.C. Heemstra, 2010. Taxonomic review of the Western Indian Ocean species of the genus Acanthopagrus Peters, 1855 (Perciformes: Sparidae), with description of a new species from Oman. Copeia 2010(1):123-136. (Ref. 83673)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00603 - 0.02627), b=3.03 (2.87 - 3.19), 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).