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Gerres shima  Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2007

Banded silver-biddy
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Etymology: Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius;  shima: Named for (being) vertically striped; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: currently known only from the Andaman Sea, Malay Peninsula, Gulf of Thailand, Java, Sulawesi, Maluk Is., southern China (southward from Hong Kong), Southwestern Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Ryukyu Is., Japan

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58476)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs along the coast of Southeast Asia, and generally most abundant in the vicinity of estuaries and shallow sandy beaches affected by freshwater (Ref. 58476)..

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Iwatsuki, Y., S. Kimura and T. Yoshino, 2007. A review of the Gerres subfasciatus complex from the Indo-west Pacific, with three new species (Perciformes: Gerridae). Ichthyol. Res. 54(2):168-185. (Ref. 58476)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.3 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 1669 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 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 (12 of 100) .