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Ariomma indicum  (Day, 1871)

Indian driftfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ariommatidae (Ariommatids)
Etymology: Ariomma: Greek, ari = very, strength, superiority + Greek, omma = eyes (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 20 - 300 m (Ref. 4412), usually 20 - 100 m (Ref. 52180).   Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 36°N - 34°S, 22°E - 180°E

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Indo-Pacific: South Africa to the Persian Gulf east to the Indo-Malayan region up to Moala, Fiji, and north to Japan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 15.1  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9811); common length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9811)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15. Silvery with purple tinge. Fins grayish.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in small schools in areas with muddy substrates on the continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds mainly on zooplankton. Appears to be pelagic at night and demersal by day and may migrate seasonally. Marketed fresh or dried-salted (Ref. 3300).

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

Oviparous, gonochorous, with pelagic eggs (Ref. 101194).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Haedrich, R.L., 1984. Ariommidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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