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"Taxonomic Notes: Pomadasys argenteus was originally described as Sciaena argentea by Forsskål (1775) from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea."
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Brief

"Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1 Year Assessed: 2010 Conservation Actions: Currently there is no specific action plan directed towards Ambassis dussumieri. Research on the population status, ecology and threats to the species is essential."
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Biology

Found in coastal waters (Ref. 30573, 48635). Enters freshwaters (4867). Marketed fresh, may be salted (Ref. 5284).
  • McKay, R.J. 1984 Haemulidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Vol. 2. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3412)
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is distributed in the Indo-west Pacific, from the Red Sea (Saudi Arabia, Yemen) to Gulf of Aden to India to Bangladesh to the Philippines, north to southern Japan, and south to northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Caledonia (Talwar and Jhingran 1991, al Sakaff and Esseen 1999, Bijukumar and Sushama 2000, Almatar et al. 2004, Rahman and Akhter 2009).

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"Range Description: Pomadasys argenteus is distributed in Indo-West Pacific, from Red Sea to Gulf of Aden to India to Bangladesh to the Philippines, north to southern Japan, and south to northern Australia, New Caledonia, Oman and Kuwait (Talwar and Jhingran 1991, al Sakaff and Esseen1999, Bijukumar and Sushama 2000, Almatar et al. 2004, Rahman and Akhter 2009, Froese and Pauley 2011). Countries - Native: Australia; Bangladesh; China; Hong Kong; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Laccadive Is., Maharashtra, Nicobar Is., Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal); Indonesia; Kuwait; Maldives; Myanmar; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Turkey"
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and New South Wales (Australia) and New Caledonia.
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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to the Philippines (but without record from the Persian Gulf), north to southern Japan (Ref. 559), and south to northern Australia. Also reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 11889). Recently recorded from Oman (Ref. 11441) and Kuwait (Ref. 80050).
  • Roux, C. 1986 Pomadasyidae. p. 327-330. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 2135)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7
  • Sainsbury, K.J., P.J. Kailola and G.G. Leyland 1985 Continental shelf fishes of the northern and north-western Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research; Clouston & Hall and Peter Pownall Fisheries Information Service, Canberra, Australia. 375 p.
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Size

Max. size

70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p. (Ref. 48635)
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Found in coastal waters. Occurs at temperatures ranging from 26 to 29°C (Ref. 4959). Marketed fresh, may be salted (Ref. 5284).
  • Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2014). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Body ovate; head profile almost straight. Mouth small; lips not thickened; two pores and a central groove under the chin. No antrorse spine before the dorsal fin origin; notch between the spinous and soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin shallow. Color is generally silver-mauve to fawn above, white below. Small specimens with numerous spots aligned horizontally or fused into horizontal lines; large specimens plain or with scattered charcoal scale spots on back and upper sides; the snout is dark brown; the upper operculum charcoal or purplish.
  • Sainsbury, K.J., P.J. Kailola and G.G. Leyland 1985 Continental shelf fishes of the northern and north-western Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research; Clouston & Hall and Peter Pownall Fisheries Information Service, Canberra, Australia. 375 p.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in shallow coastal waters, around reefs and in estuaries; it will enter mangroves. It breeds from mid May to early October and females spawn about six times in one season (Almatar et al. 2004).

Systems
  • Freshwater
  • Marine
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Environment

demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 15 - 115 m (Ref. 12260)
  • Pauly, D., A. Cabanban and F.S.B. Torres Jr. 1996 Fishery biology of 40 trawl-caught teleosts of western Indonesia. p. 135-216. In D. Pauly and P. Martosubroto (eds.) Baseline studies of biodiversity:the fish resource of western Indonesia. ICLARM Studies and Reviews 23. (Ref. 12260)
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 128.5
  Temperature range (°C): 22.348 - 27.124
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 6.800
  Salinity (PPS): 34.959 - 35.071
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.440 - 4.714
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.193 - 0.742
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.257 - 11.146

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 128.5

Temperature range (°C): 22.348 - 27.124

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 6.800

Salinity (PPS): 34.959 - 35.071

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.440 - 4.714

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.193 - 0.742

Silicate (umol/l): 1.257 - 11.146
 
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in inshore waters of the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Found in coastal waters (Ref. 30573, 48635). Enters freshwaters (4867).
  • Blaber, S.J.M. 1980 Fish of the Trinity Inlet System of North Queensland with notes on the ecology of fish faunas of tropical Indo-Pacific estuaries. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 31:137-46. (Ref. 4959)
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Diseases and Parasites

Opegaster Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Arthur, J.R. and S. Lumanlan-Mayo 1997 Checklist of the parasites of fishes of the Philippines. FAO Fish. Tech. Pap. 369, 102 p. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 26129)
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Cercaria Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Arthur, J.R. and S. Lumanlan-Mayo 1997 Checklist of the parasites of fishes of the Philippines. FAO Fish. Tech. Pap. 369, 102 p. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 26129)
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Azygia Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Arthur, J.R. and S. Lumanlan-Mayo 1997 Checklist of the parasites of fishes of the Philippines. FAO Fish. Tech. Pap. 369, 102 p. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 26129)
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Aephnidiogenes Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Arthur, J.R. and S. Lumanlan-Mayo 1997 Checklist of the parasites of fishes of the Philippines. FAO Fish. Tech. Pap. 369, 102 p. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 26129)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Pomadasys argenteus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pomadasys argenteus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at Research Collection of Slava Ivanenko
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Dahanukar, N.

Reviewer/s
Rahul, K., Shrikant, J., Gopalakrishnan, A., Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M. & Johnson, J.A.

Contributor/s
Molur, S., Pippard, H., Larson, H., Keith, P. & Hoese, D.

Justification
The species is widespread with no known major threats to the global population. It is listed as Least Concern.

History
  • 2013
    Least Concern
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"Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1 Year Assessed: 2010 Conservation Actions: Currently there is no specific action plan directed towards Ambassis dussumieri. Research on the population status, ecology and threats to the species is essential."
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Population

Population
This species is common throughout its range.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats to the species. It is caught as subsistence food in parts of its range, and localized effects to its population may be experienced. However, at this time, this is not believed to be a major threat to the species.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No specific conservation action plans are in place for this species. It occurs in several marine protected areas within its range.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 1992 FAO yearbook 1990. Fishery statistics. Catches and landings. FAO Fish. Ser. (38). FAO Stat. Ser. 70:(105):647 p. (Ref. 4931)
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