Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Gerreidae
Etymology: Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 39283). Tropical
Western Pacific: southern Malay Peninsula.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Body and head uniformly silvery-ochre; depth approximately 50% of SL. Supraneural bones 2. Scales between 5th dorsal fin spine base and lateral line 3.5. Last dorsal fin spine almost the same length or slightly shorter than penultimate spine. Anal spines generally slender . Caudal fin short, lobes broadly rounded. Pelvic fin rays with wide white margin posteriorly (Ref. 39283).
A rare species collected from a shallow seagrass bed at approximately 1.5 m depth (Ref. 39283).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., S. Kimura and T. Yoshino, 2001. New species of Gerres from the southern Malay Peninsula, belonging to the Gerres setifer complex (Perciformes: Gerreidae). Copeia 2001(1):164-168. (Ref. 39283)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.7 - 29.2, mean 28.9 °C (based on 181 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00586 - 0.03254), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 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) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .