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Nemipterus gracilis  (Bleeker, 1873)

Graceful 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 30 - 90 m (Ref. 9785).   Tropical; 6°N - 11°S, 94°E - 125°E (Ref. 3810)

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Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia from Sumatra to Flores.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3810); common length : 15.0 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 three transverse scale rows. Pectoral fins moderately long, reaching to about level of anus. Pelvic fins very long, reaching to between level of origin of anal fin and third anal spine. A line drawn up from posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at about 1 to 4 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin slightly rounded, reddish tip. Color: Upper body pinkish, silvery below. Faint yellow stripe through nostril; golden yellow stripe from upper lip to below eye.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on mud or sand bottoms. Appears in small quantities in local markets.

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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. 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): 27.2 - 28.4, mean 28.1 (based on 51 cells).
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):  3.7   ±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 (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.