Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sillaginidae
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia .
More on authors: Quoy & Gaimard.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 19.0  range ? - ? cm
(total): 12 - 13;
soft rays: 19 - 20;
Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Anterolateral extensions of swim bladder recurved posteriorly to reach level of vent. Base of pectoral fin with black spot, back and sides with dark blotches. The upper and lower blotches are frequently joined, at least posteriorly, the upper blotches are generally larger; the opercle is dull or with an inner dark blotch showing through. Coloration is similar to S. burrus and S. aeolus.
They spawn several times each year (Ref. 26745).
McKay, R.J., 1992. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 14. Sillaginid fishes of the world (family Sillaginidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the sillago, smelt or Indo-Pacific whiting species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(14):87p. (Ref. 6205)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 20.2 - 26.9, mean 25.1 °C (based on 98 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00377 - 0.01055), b=3.10 (2.95 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.1 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 441 [81, 1,423] mg/100g ; Iron = 2.53 [0.82, 8.61] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.8 [17.0, 22.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.49 [0.18, 1.36] g/100g ; Selenium = 22.4 [5.4, 79.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 28.7 [4.0, 167.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.2 [0.5, 2.7] mg/100g (wet weight);