D I S C O V E R    L I F E   
Bee Hunt! Odonata Lepidoptera 
  HomeAll Living ThingsIDnature guidesGlobal mapperAlbumsLabelsSearch
  AboutNewsEventsResearchEducationProjectsStudy sitesHelp

Chrysochir aureus (Richardson, 1846)
Life   Vertebrata   Fish   Sciaenidae   Chrysochir

Click on map for details about points.

IDnature guide


    We parsed the following live from the Web into this page. Such content is managed by its original site and not cached on Discover Life. Please send feedback and corrections directly to the source. See original regarding copyrights and terms of use.
  • Taiwan Biodiversity National Information Network
  • FishBase

go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from Taiwan Biodiversity National Information Network
   Top | See original

Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sciaenidae  
 Genus Chrysochir  
  Chrysochir aureus    (Richardson, 1846) 
Provider: Shu-Huei Liu 
hierarchy tree    download xml    download txt    Chinese Page    
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
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan    FishBase    Discover Life    World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  
User Response:   upload Comments    upload Photo
Previous Page       Home Page

Following modified from FishBase
   Top | See original

http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Chrysochir&speciesname=aureus ---> http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Chrysochir-aureus.html

Common name (e.g. trout)

Genus + Species (e.g. Gadus morhua)

Chrysochir aureus   (Richardson, 1846)

Reeve's croaker Add your observation in Fish Watcher
Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Chrysochir aureus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos  and  videos
Pictures | Google image Image of Chrysochir aureus (Reeve\ Chrysochir aureus
Picture by FAO

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

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

Size / Weight / Age

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 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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


Human uses

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

More information

FAO areas
Food items
Food consumption
Common names
Egg development
Larval dynamics
Aquaculture profile
Allele frequencies
Mass conversion
Stamps, Coins Misc.
Swim. type
Gill area


E-book | Field guide | Identification keys | Length-frequency wizard | Life-history tool | Point map | Classification Tree | Catch-MSY |

Special reports

Check for Aquarium maintenance | Check for Species Fact Sheets | Check for Aquaculture Fact Sheets

Download XML

Summary page | Point data | Common names | Photos

Internet sources

Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank( genome , nucleotide ) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | National databases | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia( Go , Search ) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

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 .

Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B. Fish Forum
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book Back to Search Random Species Back to Top
Accessed through: Not available FishBase mirror site : Stockholm, Sweden Page last modified by : mrius-barile - 20 July 2016
Total processing time for the page : 0.2570 seconds

Updated: 2018-12-09 19:49:24 gmt
Discover Life | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation