Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinidae
(Silversides) > Atherinomorinae
Etymology: Hypoatherina: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335); golanii: Named for Dr. Daniel Golani, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Israel (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea); probably endemic.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 5 - 8;
soft rays: 10 - 13;
Vertebrae: 43 - 45. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: posterior end of maxilla not slanted downward; midlateral scales with an indented posterior margin; posterior margin of anterior predorsal scales with a spatular outgrowth; posterior margin of axillary scale without a distinct projection; midlateral band somewhat wide and its lower margin reaching to or below the ventral end of the midlateral (third) scale row at the level of anal-fin origin (width of midlateral band 24-32 % of body depth and 62-83 % of caudal peduncle depth); interorbital width somewhat wide 35-43 % HL (Ref. 92894).
Collected by purse and bag seines and rotenone (ref. 92894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Sasaki, D. and S. Kimura, 2013. Descriptions of two new silversides, Hypoatherina golanii and Hypoatherina lunata, from the Indo-West Pacific (Atheriniformes: Atherinidae). Ichthyol. Res. (2012) (published online) (Ref. 92894)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24 - 25.9, mean 24.9 (based on 10 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00239 - 0.01326), b=3.12 (2.92 - 3.32), 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .