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Nibea leptolepis  (Ogilby, 1918)

Small scale croaker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Nibea: Greek, niba, nipsis = to wash.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: along coasts of northern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772); common length : 17.0 cm sl male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-31; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Mouth large; upper jaw length 37-44 % of head length, lower jaw length 47- 52 % of head length. Mental pores in 3 pairs, the first close together, united by a crescent-shaped groove just behind symphysis. Teeth differentiated into large and small in both jaws. Second anal spine long, stiff, 42-53 % of head length. Lateral line scales 48-50, 14-17 scale rows above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin, 17 to 23 scale rows below lateral line to origin of anal fin (total 31-39 scale rows). Swim bladder carrot-shaped, with about 22 pairs of arborescent appendages along its sides; the first pair entering head beyond transverse of septum. Sagitta (large earstone) with a tadpole-shaped impression, the tail of which is J-shaped.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow coastal waters and estuaries (Ref. 9772).

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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)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00412 - 0.01760), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.