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Oligoplites palometa (Cuvier, 1832)
MARACAIBO LEATHERJACKET
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Oligoplites palometa (Cuvier , 1832)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Scomberoidinae
Etymology: Oligoplites: Greek, oligos = small + Greek, hoplites = armed (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Cuvier .

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

Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 18 - 45 m (Ref. 3277 ).   Tropical; 16°N - 26°S, 89°W - 34°W

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Western Atlantic: Lake Izabal, Guatemala eastward to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 49.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9626 ); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9626 ); max. published weight: 900.00 g (Ref. 9626 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found mainly in brackish and fresh waters; also over muddy bottoms of coastal marine waters (Ref. 5217 ). May leap out of the water. They return to the sea to reproduce (Ref. 36880 ). Dorsal and anal spines bear venomous glands (Ref. 40401 ). Adults are carnivorous (Ref 40401 ) while juveniles up to 8.2 cm FL feed mainly on scales taken from larger fishes, also on benthic and planktonic crustaceans, and to a minor extent on smaller fishes and polychaetes (Ref. 40402 ). Juveniles up to 3.0 cm TL adopt a dark brown color pattern while close to decaying plant fragments, an example of camouflage (Ref. 40401 , 46533 ). Over open, detritus-free and light colored sandy bottom, adopts a contrasting yellowish and dark brown pattern, an example of warning colors. Its conspicuous colors are mimicked by juveniles of the non-venomous grunt Pomadasys ramosus (Ref. 46533 ).

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Cervigón, F. , 1993. Los peces marinos de Venezuela. Volume 2. Fundación Científica Los Roques, Caracas,Venezuela. 497 p. (Ref. 9626 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 21 August 2012

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 40401 )




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Fisheries: minor commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.3 - 28, mean 27.3 (based on 60 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00591 - 0.02035), b=2.87 (2.71 - 3.03), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.3   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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