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Nandus mercatus  Ng, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nandidae (Asian leaffishes)
Etymology: mercatus: The specific epithet comes from the Latin noun mercatus, meaning a trading place or market. The name is used in reference to the method with which the holotype was obtained (purchased from a market), and honors the fish market, a valuable tool to i.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 4.3 - ?.   Tropical; 3°N - 2°N, 103°E - 104°E

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South East Asia: Indonesia, Sumatra. Currently only known from the Musi River in the vicinity of Sekayu (2°51'S 103°51'E) in southern Sumatra (Ref. 79863).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79863)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5 - 6; Vertebrae: 22. No unique diagnostic character was found for this species, with a combination of the following characters diagnosing it from all congeners: body depth 43.0–43.2% SL, 15 pectoral-fin rays, 29–32 lateral line scales, 11–12 scale rows below the lateral line, and slightly concave predorsal profile. Among Sundaic Southeast Asian congeners, Nandus mercatus is distinguished from N. nebulosus in having a slightly concave (vs. even or slightly convex) predorsal profile, rostral fossa reaching to almost half (vs. more than half) predorsal distance and fewer pectoral fin rays (15 vs. 17–19), and from N. prolixus in having fewer lateral-line scales (29–32 vs. 33–37) and deeper body (43.0–43.2% SL vs. 37.6–40.5). It differs from South Asian congeners N. andrewi and N. nandus in having fewer lateral line scales (29–32 vs. 42–55), fewer scale rows below the lateral line (11–12 vs. 14–18), and deeper body (43.0–43.2% SL vs. 24.3–37.1). Nandus mercatus is distinguished from N. oxyrhynchus in having fewer lateral-line scales (29–32 vs. 37–42) and a more gently-sloping predorsal profile.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ng, H.H., 2008. Nandus mercatus (Teleostei: Perciformes: Nandidae), a new leaf fish from Sumatra. Zootaxa 1963:43-53. (Ref. 79863)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5098   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00481 - 0.03005), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .