Pennahia argentata  (Houttuyn, 1782)

Silver croaker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 20 - 140 m (Ref. 75716), usually 40 - ? m (Ref. 2113).   Temperate; 39°N - 22°N, 114°E - 136°E

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Northwest Pacific: from Hong Kong to north Korea Yellow Sea, then east to Kii Peninsula, Japan.

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Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75716); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2113)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-28; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 25. Posterior end of pectoral fin reaching or extending past the posterior end of spinous dorsal fin. Tip of lower jaw and inside of lower jaw teeth without or indistinct dark markings. Length of second anal spine almost equal to eye diameter (Ref. 41299).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit coastal waters in sandy, muddy bottoms (Ref. 75716). Feed on small fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 2113). Marketed fresh and dried.

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Trewavas, E., 1977. The sciaenid fishes (croakers or drums) of the Indo-west Pacific. Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 33:253-541. (Ref. 5369)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 16.7 - 23.4, mean 20.9 (based on 31 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00846 - 0.01962), b=3.01 (2.89 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.55 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.76; tm=1).
Prior r = 1.65, 2 SD range = 1.19 - 2.29, log(r) = 0.5, SD log(r) = 0.16, Based on: 3 K, 1 tgen, 2 tmax, records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.