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Nemipterus marginatus  (Valenciennes, 1830)

Red filament threadfin bream
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Etymology: Nemipterus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 12 - 70 m (Ref. 9785).   Tropical; 15°N - 19°S, 93°E - 165°E (Ref. 3810)

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Western Pacific: including the South China Sea, Strait of Malacca, southern coasts of Sumatra and Java, northern Australia, and the Gulf of Papua, to the Solomon Islands. This species has previously been confused with Nemipterus mesoprion.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3605); common length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3810)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. Lower edge of eye lies above a line from tip of snout to upper base of pectoral fin; suborbital with straight lower margin and rounded posterior margin. Dorsal fin origin about 2-5 scale rows from imaginary line projected upwards from posterior edge of suborbital to dorsal profile. Caudal fin with the upper lobe produced into a short, reddish filament. In life, head with oblique yellow stripe from beneath eye to middle of upper jaw and another from anterior of eye to near tip of snout. Axillary scale present. Color: Upper body rosy, silvery below.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sand or mud bottoms. Occurs in groups and feeds on small bottom-living animals. Regarded as a trash fish and used mainly for fish meal or animal feed.

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Russell, B.C., 1991. Description of a new species of Nemipterus (Pisces: Perciformes; Nemipteridae) from the Western Pacific, with re-descriptions of Nemipterus marginatus (Valenciennes), N. mesoprion (Bleeker) and N. nematopus (Bleeker). J. Nat. Hist. 25:1379-1389. (Ref. 3207)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.3 - 29.1, mean 28.5 (based on 692 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00906 - 0.02201), b=2.98 (2.85 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.63).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.