Kyphosus sydneyanus  (Günther, 1886)

Silver drummer
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Kyphosidae (Sea chubs) > Kyphosinae
Etymology: Kyphosus: Greek, kyphos = bent (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 86942).   Temperate

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Southwest Pacific: southern half of Australia on both coast, east to Lord Howe Islands, Norfolk Islands, northern New Zealand, and New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33839); max. published weight: 1.1 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: in lateral view, body is oval to circular, not compressed; head with distinct slanting profile from interorbital region to tip of snout, with characteristic bulb anterior-dorsally of eye, giving a protruding head profile; D X-XI,11-12: A II-III, 10-12; first gill-arch with 3-7 gill rakers on upper part, 10-15 on the lower part; total lateral line scales 52-66, 42-56 are pored; longitudinal scales 48-57; vertebrae: precaudal 11, caudal 15; pterygiophores: dorsal 20-21, anal 12; interorbital region with scales (Ref. 95491).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in large schools in comparatively shallow water in the vicinity of rocky reefs. Feeds on weeds (Ref. 2156).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Knudsen, S.W. and K.D. Clements, 2013. Revision of the fish family Kyphosidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Zootaxa 3751(1):001-101. (Ref. 95491)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00935 - 0.04259), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (59 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.