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Gerres baconensis  (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Scaly snouted 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.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Japan and Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1555)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. U-shaped premaxilla groove fully scaled in specimens over 16 cm SL, producing a broadly rounded margin of the scaled area level with the anterior nostrils (partially scaled in 10 cm SL specimens). Posterior margin of maxilla beyond a vertical through anterior margin of inner dermal eye opening. Scales between 5th dorsal fin spine base 3.5 or 4. Body silvery, bands on body lacking or 6-8 irregular, very faint or dusky, oblique and vertical bands dorsolaterally and ventrolaterally (usually more apparent in young stressed or preserved specimens. Pelvic fin semi-transparent with a faint dusky band and indistinct white distal margin posteriorly or colorless when fresh. Spinous dorsal fin with an indistinct dusky patch (2nd-6th spines) and very narrow dusky distal margins on upper membranes between spines. Supraneural bones 3 (Ref. 35850).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Iwatsuki, Y., S. Kimura and T. Yoshino, 1999. Redescriptions of Gerres baconensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907), G. equulus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 and G. oyena (Forsskål, 1775), included in the "G. oyena complex", with notes on other related species (Perciformes: Gerreidae). Ichthyol. Res. 46(4):377-395. (Ref. 35850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.5 - 29.2, mean 28.7 (based on 647 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00627 - 0.03041), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-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 (14 of 100) .