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Nemipterus aurifilum  (Ogilby, 1910)

Yellow-lip 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 24 - 220 m (Ref. 9785).   Tropical, preferred ?; 21°S - 35°S, 79°W - 73°W (Ref. 3810)

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6192) and eastern Australia, from southern Queensland to northern New South Wales. This species is very similar to Nemipterus bathybius.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3810); common length : 14.0 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. Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral and pelvic fins not reaching to level of origin of anal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin produced into a long trailing filament. First dorsal spine short. A line drawn upwards from posterior edge of the suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at or behind origin of dorsal fin. Axillary scale present. Color: upper part of body red, shading through rose-pink on the sides to pearly-white on the ventral surface. Can be distinguished from N. bathybius by having a more slender body, wider interorbital and shorter pectoral fins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy or muddy bottoms. Feeds on small crustaceans.

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Russell, B.C., 1990. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 12. Nemipterid fishes of the world. (Threadfin breams, whiptail breams, monocle breams, dwarf monocle breams, and coral breams). Family Nemipteridae. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of nemipterid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(12):149p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 3810)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00635 - 0.02866), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
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):   High.