Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sillaginidae
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia .
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 10 - 50 m (Ref. 6205). Tropical; 28°N - 4°N, 98°E - 125°E (Ref. 6205)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6205)
soft rays: 21 - 23;
Vertebrae: 34. The swim bladder with three anterior extensions, the middle one projecting forward and the anterolateral ones recurved backward along the swim bladder; only single posterior extension is present. The head and body pale sandy brown to light fawn; belly is paler, almost white. An indistinct pale mid-lateral stripe is present on some specimens. The opercle and preopercle are transparent with a crescentic patch of black-brown spots in a pigmented area the shape of the gill arches on the inside of the gill cover, and showing through. The fins are hyaline; the margins of the unpaired fins finely spotted with brown; the upper and lower margin of the caudal fin dark brown to almost black.
Western Pacific: Taiwan to the Gulf of Thailand. This species is possibly widespread. Sillago soringa is almost certainly a senior synonym of Sillago asiatica.
Occur in inshore waters. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Taken as an incidental catch with other sillaginid species (Ref. 9679).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McKay, R.J., 1992. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 14. Sillaginid fishes of the world (family Sillaginidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the sillago, smelt or Indo-Pacific whiting species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(14):87p. (Ref. 6205)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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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 (0.00179 - 0.00926), 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) .