Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sillaginidae
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia ; sinica: Name derived from Latin and refers to all sampling sites in coastal waters of China: the East China Sea, Bohai Sea, and Yellow Sea. The gender is feminine.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?; 28°N - 27°N, 120°E - 121°E
Asia: China. Estuarine area of Feiyun R., near Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Prov. (Ref. 86540).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86540)
Morphology | Morphometrics
It differs from other Sillago species; the 1st dorsal fin S. sinica sp. nov. has X or XI (not to XII); scales above lateral line 7 or 8; gill rakers 2-4+6-8; vertebra: abdominal 13-17 (mostly 15), modified 0-4 (mostly 2), caudal 19-24 (mostly 21), and total 37-39 (mostly 38). We could also see apparent differences among pictures of otoliths of the 6 Sillago species with S. sinica sp. nov. having a kernel-shaped otolith with a wavy edge. Genetic analysis also showed interspecific differentiation among the 6 Sillago species (Ref. 86540).
Probably inhabiting tidal flats in estuarine areas (Ref. 86540).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gao, T.-X., D.-P. Ji, Y.-S. Xiao, T.-Q. Xue, T. Yanagimoto and T. Setoguma, 2011. Description and DNA Barcoding of a new Sillago species, Sillago sinica (Perciformes: Sillaginidae), from coastal waters of China. Zool. Stud. 50(2):254-263 (Ref. 86540)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00180 - 0.00922), b=3.15 (2.95 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (15 of 100) .