Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Latidae
Etymology: Lates: Latin, lateo, latere = to be hidden; uwisara: Named for the Burmese patriot U Wisara. Formed as a substantive in apposition. More on authors: Pethiyagoda & Gill.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90099)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Diagnosed from Lates calcarifer by having 7 scales between the base of the third dorsal-fin spine and the lateral line (vs. 6) and a lesser eye diameter 4.4?4.7% SL (vs. 4.8?6.9% SL). Can be distinguished from Lates lakdiva by having the following characters: greater body depth 28.4?34.5% SL (vs. 26.6?27.6% SL); longer dorsal-fin base 43.3?45.0% SL (vs. 41.1?43.2% SL); lesser eye diameter 4.4?4.7% SL (vs. 5.5?5.6% SL); and 7 rows of scales between the base of the third dorsal-fin spine and the lateral line (vs. 5). Can be separated from Lates japonicus by having the third anal-fin spine shorter (vs. longer) than the second, a shorter caudal peduncle (15.8?17.6 % SL, vs. 18.2?20.2% SL) and a greater preanal distance (72.9?75.6% SL, vs. 67.5?72.3% SL) (Ref. 90099).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pethiyagoda, R. and A.C. Gill, 2012. Descriptions of two new species of sea bass (Teleostei: Latidae: Lates) from Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3314:1-16. (Ref. 90099)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5006 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00506 - 0.01977), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .