Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pempheridae
Etymology: Pempheris: Greek, pempheris = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335); ufuagari: Name from coming from the traditional Okinawan dialect meaning ''eastern end''. The type locality Minami Daito Island was called 'Ufuagari-jima' (jima means island) by the Okinawan people before 1885 when the Meiji government of Japan first landed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 2 - 5 m (Ref. 92923). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92923)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 39 - 43;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: scale rows above lateral line 6 1/2-7 1/2 (usually 7 1/2); pored lateral-line scales 62-71; scales are weakly ctenoid, thin, semicircular in shape, far wider than long, and deciduous; convex snout outline in anterior part of orbit; tip of dorsal fin broadly black, the rest is bright yellow; base of anal fin blackish; distinct blackish band on outer margin; posterior margin of caudal fin blackish, the rest bright yellow; distinct blackish spot
on pectoral-fin base; absence of villiform tooth band extending outside lips on the upper and lower jaws (Ref. 92923).
Apparently occurs in underwater caves or crevasses in coral reef areas during the day, but found in open water at night (Ref.92923).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Koeda, K., T. Yoshino and K. Tachihara, 2013. Pempheris ufuagari sp. nov., a new species in the genus Pempheris (Perciformes, Pempheridae) from the oceanic islands of Japan. Zootaxa 3609(2):231-238. (Ref. 92923)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 20.5 - 26.2, mean 23.5 (based on 113 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00666 - 0.03770), b=2.99 (2.78 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .