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Gerres erythrourus (Bloch, 1791)
Deepbody Silverbiddy; Short Silver Belly; Short Silver-belly; Parochusus abbreviatus Bleeker, 1850; Parochusus cheverti Alleyne and Macleay, 1877; Gerres abbreviatus Bleeker, 1850; Gerres cheverti Alleyne and Macleay, 1877; Gerres profundus Macleay, 1878; Sparus erythrourus Bloch, 1791; Deep-bodied Mojarra

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Gerreidae  
 Genus Gerres  
  Gerres erythrourus    (Bloch, 1791) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Diapterus abbreviatus Gerres abbreviatuis Gerres abbreviatus Gerres abreviatus Gerres cheverti Gerres profundus Gerres singaporensis Sparus erythrourus Xystaema abbreviatus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body compressed, deep, with an obtusely angled, elevated back; body depth 1.9 to 2.3 times in standard length. Dorsal- and anal-fin spines strong, particularly second anal-fin spine; second dorsal-fin spine longer than head minus snout; second anal-fin spine either subequal to or much longer than length of base of anal fin; pectoral fins long, tip of depressed fins reaching to or past level of first anal-fin spine; caudal fin strongly forked but short, longest rays subequal to head length, lobes broadly rounded without pointed tips. Lateral-line scales 37 to 39; 3.5 to 4 scale rows between base of fifth dorsal-fin spine and lateral line. Body silvery, tinged with brown dorsally. Dorsal fin edged with black; trailing edge of caudal fin dusky; anal and pelvic fins yellowish. Juveniles with 7 to 11 slender, dark bars along sides. 
Habitat: Marine species that enters estuaries and coastal lagoons. Forms schools on sandy bottoms. Small juveniles feed on zooplankton, larger fish feed on small polychaetes, bivalves, crustaceans and fishes. In Palau, spawners migrate from mangroves and sand flat 
Distribution: From the west coast of India to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago and Palau, north to south Japan, and south to northern Australia. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Usually marketed fresh, but the flesh deteriorates rapidly; large catches processed into fish balls and marketed frozen. 
Name Code: 381678
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Gerres erythrourus (Bloch , 1791)

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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: Bloch .

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

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 1 - 40 m (Ref. 1602 ).   Tropical; 26°C - 29°C (Ref. 4959 ); 30°N - 12°S

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Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar to Australia. Reported from Vanuatu (Ref. 13300 ). Larvae reported in Japan as Gerres abbreviatus (Ref. 9902 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12915 ); common length : 25.0 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 indistinct fine dark stripes along scale rows above and 4-6 rows immediately below lateral line (apparent in newly preserved specimens; larger fishes). Body deep, depth max 1.9-2.3 in SL. Dorsal fin 2nd spine longer than 3rd; anal fin 2nd spine long and robust; caudal fin short and deeply forked; pectoral fins reaches beyond level of anal fin. No scales on upper preopercular flange in approximately 10 cm SL specimens; 1-5 scales (usually 2-3) in over 16 cm SL specimens. Scales between 5th dorsal fin spine base and lateral line 3.5-4.5 (Ref. 28029 , 90102 ). Supraneural bones 3 (Ref. 41102 ). Ventral and anal fins yellow with white tips Ref. 34765).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Marine species that enters estuaries and coastal lagoons in Madagascar (Ref. 4323 ). Forms schools on sandy bottoms (Ref. 12915 , 48635 ). Small juveniles feed on zooplankton, larger fish feed on small polychaetes, bivalves, crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 3409 ). In Palau, spawners migrate from mangroves and sand flats to the outer reef edge around the full moon (Ref. 1602 ). Marketed fresh or made into fishballs (Ref. 12915 ).

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Iwatsuki, Y., S. Kimura and T. Yoshino , 1998. Redescription of Gerres erythrourus (Bloch, 1791), a senior synonym of G. abbreviatus Bleeker, 1850 (Teleostei: Perciformes: Gerreidae). Copeia 1998(1):165-172. (Ref. 28029 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

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

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.2 - 29.1, mean 28.5 (based on 694 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00818 - 0.01539), b=3.02 (2.96 - 3.08), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.3   ±0.43 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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