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Nemipterus mesoprion  (Bleeker, 1853)

Mauvelip 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 35 - 100 m (Ref. 28016).   Tropical; 22°N - 11°S, 68°E - 127°E

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Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Thailand to southern Indonesia. This species has been confused with Nemipterus marginatus.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 10.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3810); 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 below a line drawn from tip of snout to upper base of pectoral fin. Lower edge of suborbital very slightly emarginate; the posterior edge more or less straight. Dorsal fin origin about 4-7 scale rows from an imaginary line projected upwards from posterior edge of suborbital to dorsal profile. Axillary scale present. Color: Oblique golden yellow stripe from beneath eye to middle of maxilla. Upper body pinkish, silvery white below. This species closely resembles N. marginatus, but lacks the filamentous extension to the upper lobe of the caudal fin; the posterior margin of the suborbital is more or less straight, rather than evenly curved; and the upper stripe on the body is not divided anteriorly.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Little is known about the habits of this species. Minimum depth from Ref. 114989.

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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): 23.7 - 28.3, mean 27.3 (based on 137 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.01045 - 0.01663), b=2.96 (2.91 - 3.01), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.8; tm=0.7; Fec=1,213).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.