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Atherinomorus pinguis  (Lacepède, 1803)

Narrow-banded hardyhead silverside
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Atherinidae (Silversides) > Atherinomorinae
Etymology: Atherinomorus: Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane + Greek, moros = silly, stupid (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific, widely distributed from East Africa to northern Australia and north to southern Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58474)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12 - 16; Vertebrae: 39 - 43. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: lateral process of premaxilla very low and wide; upper margin of dentary almost flat distally, no distinct tubercle at the posterior end; posterior tip of upper jaw reaching to or beyond a vertical through anterior margin of pupil, and rarely reaching to the center of pupil; teeth on endopterygoids small, not forming distinct ridges; anus usually just before the posterior tip of pelvic fin, rarely beyond it; lower gill rakers 19-23; midlateral scale count 38-41; lower margin of midlateral band just reaching to the ventral end of the midlateral (third) scale row or slightly above it at level of anal fin origin (Ref. 58474).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Dyer, Brian S. | Collaborators

Kimura, S., D. Golani, Y. Iwatsuki, M. Tabuchi and T. Yoshino, 2007. Redescriptions of the Indo-Pacific atherinid fishes Atherinomorus forskalii, Atherinomorus lacunosus, and Atherinomorus pinguis. Ichthyol. Res. 54(2):145-159. (Ref. 58474)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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