Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Oplegnathidae
Etymology: Oplegnathus: Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 3 - 135 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical, preferred ?
Pacific Ocean: Central Honshu, Japan to the South China Sea (Ref. 559). Also known from Hawaii (Ref. 7490). Reported in Norfolk Island (Ref. 89275).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 47 - ? cm
Max length : 86.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); max. published weight: 12.1 kg (Ref. 40637)
Inhabit rocky and coral reefs. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115, 58302). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .