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Nibea microgenys  Sasaki, 1992

Small-jaw 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: northern Australia, including the northwestern coast.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 19.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-31; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7. Snout pointed, projecting in front of upper jaw; mouth small, inferior, slightly oblique; upper jaw length 32-38 % of head length, lower jaw length 34-40 % 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 upper jaw only; a band of villiform teeth in lower jaw. Second anal spine long, stiff, 44 to 57 % of head length. Swim bladder carrot-shaped, with 19-21 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, estuaries and rivers (Ref. 9772). Mainly found in brackish or marine conditions, but sometimes penetrates fresh water (Ref. 44894).

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Sasaki, K., 1992. Two new species of Nibea (Sciaenidae) from northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 39(1):1-7. (Ref. 10324)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor 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 (25 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.