Chirocentrus nudus, Whitefin wolf-herring : fisheries

Chirocentrus nudus Swainson, 1839

Whitefin wolf-herring
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Chirocentridae (Wolf herring)
Etymology: Chirocentrus: Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Swainson.

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

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range - 150 m (Ref. 30573), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N - 30°S, 30°E - 162°E

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Indo-West Pacific: tropical, widespread. Questionably occurring in the Mascarenes (Ref. 33390). Distribution is probably similar to that of Chirocentrus dorab but not always distinguished from that species (Ref. 188).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 188); max. published weight: 410.00 g (Ref. 4883)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: The slightly longer pectoral fin, 13-18% of standard length, and the absence of black markings on the dorsal fin tip are the only satisfactory characters separating this species from Chirocentrus dorab; also there is no black on the anterior part of the anal fin (Ref. 188).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Pelagic in coastal waters, from the shore to a depth of about 150 m (Ref. 30573). It feeds on small fish and crustaceans (Ref. 5213, 30573). Marketed fresh or frozen.

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Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 188)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 02 March 2017

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: highly commercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.3 - 29.1, mean 28 °C (based on 2510 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00294 - 0.01127), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.74 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 4.5 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.24).
Prior r = 0.58, 95% CL = 0.38 - 0.87, Based on 2 stock assessments.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 92.8 [50.4, 189.0] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.971 [0.622, 1.618] mg/100g ; Protein = 20 [18, 22] % ; Omega3 = 0.287 [0.139, 0.619] g/100g ; Selenium = 73.3 [36.8, 150.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 16 [6, 43] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.857 [0.586, 1.264] mg/100g (wet weight);