Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Polynemidae
Etymology: Polydactylus: Greek, poly = a lot of + greek, daktylos = finger (Ref. 45335); siamensis: Named for its type locality Siam, the old name of Thailand (Ref. 39886).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical; 18°N - 6°N, 92°E - 102°E (Ref. 57343)
Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from Bangkok, Songkhla and Phuket, Thailand. Probably more widely distributed about the Malay Peninsula.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39886); 25.2 cm SL (female)
Body with 7 or 8 prominent dark stripes along the scale rows above the lateral line; 7 - 9 faint stripes below (may be lost after preservation). Five pectoral filaments, moderately long, 31-43% of SL with 5th longest. Large upper jaw (mean 17% of SL) (Ref. 39886). Lateral line squamation unbranched, extending to upper end of lower caudal fin lobe. Lower tip of 7th proximal pterygiophore of 1st dorsal fin directed backward (Ref. 40970).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Motomura, H., 2004. Threadfins of the world (Family Polynemidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of polynemid species known to date. FAO Spec. Cat. Fish. Purp. Rome: FAO. 3:117 p. (Ref. 57343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00338 - 0.01484), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 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 (22 of 100) .