Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Sonorolux: Latin, sonus = sound + Latin, lux = light (Ref. 45335). More on author: Trewavas.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Sarawak, Borneo.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 10 - 11;
soft rays: 7 - 8. Deep rounded body. Upper rostral pores absent, marginal rostral pore median only. First pair of mental pores small, rounded, at front of chin, separated by symphysis. Gill rakers long, slender, about 1.5 times as long as gill filaments at angle of arch, 16 to 27 on lower limb. Second anal spine slender, 33-37 % of head length. Scales on head and anterior part of body cycloid (smooth). Small scales present on soft parts of dorsal and anal fins; many of ventral scales covering patches of yellow, luminous tissue. Swim bladder carrot-shaped, with about 20 pairs of arborescent appendages along its side, each with a well-developed dorsal and ventral limbs; the first pair entering head beyond transverse septum. Sagitta (large earstone0 with a tadpole-shaped impression, the tail of which nearly straight, only slightly curved, ending in a rounded disc.
Inhabits estuaries (Ref. 9772).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sasaki, K., 2001. Sciaenidae. Croakers (drums). p.3117-3174. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). Rome, FAO. pp. 2791-3380. (Ref. 9772)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00316 - 0.03020), b=3.03 (2.78 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .