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Gerres argyreus (Forster, 1801)
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Gerres oyena (Forsskål , 1775)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Etymology: Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius .  More on author: Forsskål .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 11441 ).   Tropical; 36°N - 35°S, 25°E - 174°W

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa, east to Marshall and Samoa islands; north to the Ryukyus and south to the Queensland, Australia (Great Barrier Reef) and New Caledonia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 22 - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4323 ); common length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 7. Body silvery with 6-8 irregular, faint dusky oblique and vertical bands dorsolaterally and ventrolaterally (usually more apparent in young stressed or preserved specimens. U-shaped premaxilla groove mostly without scales (tiny scales anteriorly in specimens over 13 cm SL). Posterior margin of maxillary beyond a vertical through anterior margin of pupil. Supraneural bones 3. Spinous dorsal fin with an indistinct dusky patch (2nd-6th spines) and very narrow dusky distal margins on upper membranes between spines. Scales between 5th dorsal fin spine and lateral line 3-4, usually 3.5. Pelvic fin when fresh is semi-transparent or dull yellow color with an indistinct dusky band and dull white distal margin posteriorly (Ref. 35850 ); pectoral fins reaches beyond level of anus; caudal fin forked deeply and with long lobes (Ref. 90102 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found along the coast, saltwater lagoons, and estuaries (Ref. 5213 ). Also in sand bottoms in sheltered waters near reefs (Ref. 90102 ). Occurs singly or in groups (Ref. 9710 ). Feeds on small organisms living on sandy bottoms. Utilized as fish meal and duck food. Sold fresh in markets.

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Iwatsuki, Y., S. Kimura and T. Yoshino , 1999. Redescriptions of Gerres baconensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907), G. equulus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 and G. oyena (Forsskål, 1775), included in the " G. oyena complex", with notes on other related species (Perciformes: Gerreidae). Ichthyol. Res. 46(4):377-395. (Ref. 35850 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 02 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.2 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 3352 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00692 - 0.01737), b=3.08 (2.95 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.7   ±0.24 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Prior r = 1.19, 95% CL = 0.79 - 1.79, Based on 1 stock assessment. Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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