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Leptomelanosoma indicum  (Shaw, 1804)

Indian threadfin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Polynemidae (Threadfins)
Etymology: Leptomelanosoma: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, melanos = black + Greek, soma = body.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 55 - 100 m (Ref. 9685).   Tropical; 26°N - 10°S, 62°E - 152°E (Ref. 57343)

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Indo-West Pacific: known with certainty from Pakistan to Papua New Guinea. Reports from the east coast of Africa need to be verified (Ref. 57343).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 142 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3479); common length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3479)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Golden olive in color, darker above, with faint dusky lines along body; fins yellowish (Ref. 5492).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over shallow muddy and sandy bottoms of the continental shelf), mainly near estuaries and sometimes entering rivers (Ref. 57343). Feeds mainly on small benthic crustaceans, especially prawns and crabs, and small fishes. Percentage of fishes eaten increases with size. Utilized fresh, dried or salted and frozen; eaten steamed, pan-fried, broiled and baked (Ref. 9987).

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Motomura, H. and Y. Iwatsuki, 2001. A new genus, Leptomelanosoma, for the polynemid fish previously known as Polydactylus indicus (Shaw, 1804) and a redescription of the species. Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):13-21. (Ref. 45350)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.7 - 28.1, mean 26.3 (based on 82 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.19).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (60 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.