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Chrysochir aureus (Richardson, 1846)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sciaenidae  
 Genus Chrysochir  
  Chrysochir aureus    (Richardson, 1846) 
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Synonyms: Johnius birtwistlei Johnius ophiceps Nibea acuta Otolithus aureus Pseudosciaena acuta Pseudusciaena birtwistlei Sciaena incerta Sciaena ophiceps   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal fin X-XI, I, 25-28; anal fin II, 6-7; pectoral-fin rays I, 17-19; pelvic fin I, 5; lateral-line scales 47-50; gill-rakers 4-5 + 8-10; Body rather slender and compressed. Head depressed, roughly triangular. Mouth terminal, with 1 or 2 canine teeth at tip of jaw and exposed when mouth is closed. 5 marginal pores, 3 rostral pores, and 6 mental pores, central 2 closed to each other. Gill rakers slender, slightly shorter than gill filaments at angle of arch. Sagitta morphology refered to as the Chrysochir form, sagitta moderately oval, with umbo on outer surface; inner (medial) surface slightly convex with a tadpole-shaped impression, which head heart shaped, and tail slightly bend with bluntly rounded tip and reach posterior margin of sagitta. Top of pectoral fins base before the origin of pelvic fins base and below the tip of gill cover; origin of pelvic fin base before dorsal fin origin; caudal fin rhomboid. Lining of body cavity with brownish gray spots. Swim-bladder morphology refered to as the Otolithes form, swim-bladder typically carrot-shaped with 27-30 pairs of arborescent appendages, each with a ventral limb only, none entering head. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal waters. Feeds on small crustaceans. 
Distribution: West 
Utility: Foodfish. Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382466
  
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Chrysochir aureus   (Richardson, 1846)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Chrysochir: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, cheir = hand (Ref. 45335 ) .

Issue
The species Nibea acuta (Tang, 1937) is considered as valid in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883) according to Chen et al. (1997: Ref. 68524 ).

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

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: southeast India and Sri Lanka to southern China (Kwang-tung).

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772 ); common length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-28; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 6 - 7

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow coastal waters (Ref. 9772 ). Feeds on small crustaceans. Marketed fresh as well as dried salted (Ref. 3490 ).

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Sasaki, K. , 2001. Sciaenidae. Croakers (drums). p.3117-3174. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). Rome, FAO. pp. 2791-3380. (Ref. 9772 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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 ): 24.8 - 29.1, mean 28.3 (based on 1272 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00525 - 0.01444), b=3.16 (3.01 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.5   ±0.50 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 (31 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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