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Polysteganus flavodorsalis Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sparidae (Porgies)
Etymology: Polysteganus: Greek, polys = a lot of + Greek, stego, stege = covered (Ref. 45335);  flavodorsalis: Named for the bright yellow upper margin of the dorsal-fin membranes.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 214 - 305 m (Ref. 106993).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Cargados Carajos and Mascarene Plateau, Nazareth Bank.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106993)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: scale rows above lateral line 6.5 and between 5th dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line 5½; pored lateral line scales 52- 53; suborbital depth obviously less than the orbit diameter (OD), 72-75% (mean 74%) of OD; dorsal-fin rays are reddish pink with bright yellow margin, anal-fin rays pinkish; no obvious lines of blue spots on body, but usually a blue iridescence in each body scale around dorsal and lateral sides of body from some angles; yellow and red membranes only on upper and lower caudal-fin lobes, respectively (these 2 colors are strongly contrasted; somewhat deeper body, 39-43 (mean 41%) of SL; without bony bulge before and above eye; its caudal fin moderately forked (Ref. 106993).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Iwatsuki, Y. and P.C. Heemstra, 2015. Redescriptions of Polysteganus coeruleopunctatus (Klunzinger 1870) and P. lineopunctatus (Boulenger 1903), with two new species from Western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 4059(1):133-150. (Ref. 106993)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02188 (0.00998 - 0.04798), b=2.95 (2.77 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.7 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):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .