Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Gerreidae
Etymology: Deckertichthys: Named for Gary Dennis Deckert, from the combination of his surname and Latinized
Greek, ixhys, ichthys (= fish); gender to be taken as
neuter, singular. A tribute to G.D. Deckert.
More on authors: Jordan & Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical; 10°N - 3°S
Eastern Pacific: from Bahía Magdalena (Baja California Sur, Mexico) and off shore in the Gulf of California from Bahía de San Luis Gonzaga (State of Baja California) to Puerto Pizarro, Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9303); max. published weight: 53.00 g (Ref. 124487)
There is not much knowledge of the biology of this species, aside from being found in coastal areas, but are very rare in coastal lagoons. It is commonly found in the discarded fauna of shrimp trawls (Ref. 95681).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vergara-Solana, F.J., F.J. García-Rodriguez, J.J. Travera, E. De Luna and J. De La Cruz-Agüero, 2014. Molecular and morphometric systematics of Diapterus (Perciformes, Gerreidae). Zool. Scripta (Ref. 95681)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00665 - 0.01982), b=3.02 (2.87 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.7 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).