Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Leiognathidae
(Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)
Etymology: squamiventralis: Named for the scalation of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 4 - 13 m (Ref. 39894). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: along the east coast of Africa from Kenya to Mozambique.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Nothing is known on its ecology except specimens were collected from coastal waters shallower than about 13 m depth along with Gazza minuta (Ref. 39894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yamashita, T. and S. Kimura, 2001. A new species, Gazza squamiventralis, from the East coast of Africa (Perciformes: Leiognathidae). Ichthyol. Res. 48(2):161-166. (Ref. 39894)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.7 - 28.1, mean 27 (based on 114 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00889 - 0.04276), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 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 (12 of 100) .