Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Latidae
Etymology: Lates: Latin, lateo, latere = to be hidden; lakdiva: The specific name 'lakdiva' is Sinhala for the island of Sri Lanka. Used as a substantive in
apposition.. More on author: Gill.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90099)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. It can be diagnosed from Lates calcarifer by the following characters: lesser body depth (26.6?27.6% SL, vs. 28.9?34.6% SL); 5 rows of scales between the base of the third dorsal-fin spine and lateral line (vs. 6); 31?34 serrae on the posterior edge of the preoperculum (vs. 16?26); third dorsal-fin spine 3.0?3.5 times the length of the second (vs. 2.1?2.8). It can be distinguished from Lates japonicus by having the third anal-fin spine longer (vs. shorter) than the second and possessing 5 (vs. 7) rows of scales between the base of the third dorsal-fin spine and the lateral line, a lesser body depth (26.6?27.6% SL, vs. 30.3?33.7% SL), and 47?52 (vs. 58?63) lateral-line scales. It differs from Lates uwisara by having a greater eye diameter (5.5?5.6% SL, vs. 4.4?4.7% SL), a lesser body depth (26.6?27.6% SL, vs. 28.4?34.5% SL), a shorter dorsal-fin base (41.1?43.2% SL, vs. 43.3?45.0% SL), and by possessing 5 (vs. 7) rows of scales between the base of the third dorsal-fin spine and lateral line (Ref. 90099).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pethiyagoda, R. and A.C. Gill, 2012. Descriptions of two new species of sea bass (Teleostei: Latidae: Lates) from Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3314:1-16. (Ref. 90099)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5006 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00506 - 0.01977), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 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 (23 of 100) .