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Nemipterus isacanthus  (Bleeker, 1873)

Teardrop 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 50 - 200 m (Ref. 9785).   Tropical, preferred ?; 17°N - 21°S, 92°E - 140°E (Ref. 3810)

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Western Pacific: including the Philippines, Gulf of Thailand, Strait of Malacca, Indonesia and northern Australia. Nemipterus bleekeri has been misapplied to this species by some authors.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3810); common length : 17.0 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 fins long, reaching to beyond level of anus. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to between just short of and just beyond level of anus. A line drawn up from posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at about 2 to 7 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin falcate, tipped with bright yellow. Axillary scale present. Color: Upper body pinkish mauve, silvery white below. Yellow teardrop-shaped bar beneath eye, extending obliquely halfway to suborbital.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on mud or sand bottoms in depths greater than 50 m.

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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




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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):  3.8   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.