Wattsia mossambica, Mozambique large-eye bream : fisheries

Wattsia mossambica (Smith 1957)

Mozambique large-eye bream
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> Eupercaria/misc () > Lethrinidae (Emperors or scavengers) > Monotaxinae
  More on author: Smith.

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

; marin récifal; non migrateur; profondeur 100 - 200 m (Ref. 86942).   Deep-water; 35°N - 34°S

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Indo-West Pacific: tropical, known only from a few scattered localities.

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm 31.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 2295); common length : 35.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 2295)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 10; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 10; Épines anales 3; Rayons mous anaux: 10. The inner surface of the pectoral fin axil without scales. Overall color is silvery-gray with yellowish suffusion; scale margins are narrowly brownish. Indistinct dark blotches or bars are sometimes apparent on the body. The lips are whitish to yellow. The fins are yellow, faint brown spotting may be present on soft dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. A narrow blackish bar runs across the base of the pectoral fin.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits the outer edge of the continental shelf. Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates and small fishes. Caught mainly with bottom longlines and bottom trawls (Ref. 9775).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 9. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(9):118 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 2295)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 123251)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 09 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: intérêt commercial mineur
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 14.4 - 24.3, mean 19.9 °C (based on 186 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01862 (0.00657 - 0.05282), b=2.96 (2.72 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.52 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 2.0 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Haut, temps minimum de doublement de population inférieur à 15 mois (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Very high.