: 9 - 10;
: 26. Ground color brown, darker dorsally; dusky spots proximally on pectoral fin; blackish pelvic fins. 10 or more predorsal scales. Cheeks and opercula fully scaled. Spines of 1st dorsal fin elongated into filaments. Differs from
by having fewer predorsal scales and slightly different details of coloration (Ref.
); characterized further by having pectoral rays 16-18; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 30-33; ctenoid scales except cycloid on nape and isthmus; depth of body 3.6-4.0 in SL (Ref.
Solitary or in groups (Ref.
). Inhabits muddy bottoms of shallow, turbid marine to brackish coastal inlets and estuaries. Also lives in shallow coastal waters, large tidal pools, mangroves, siltty lagoons and brackish lakes (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 26.2 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 2386 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00414 - 0.01834), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Luna, Susan M.
Luna, Susan M.
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search
Back to Top
FishBase mirror site :
Page last modified by :
- 20 July 2016
Total processing time for the page : 0.1843 seconds