Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 40 - 80 m (Ref. 124631), usually ? - 40 m (Ref. 124631). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 124631)
soft rays: 15 - 16. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 40; A 15-16; pectoral fin rays 13-14; no pelvic fins; lateral line 98-105, gill rakers 6 + 1 + 19-20 = 26-27; branchiostegal rays 7; body depth at dorsal origin 11.1%-11.8%SL; head length 4.6-4.8 in SL; eyes large, eye diameter 3.35%-4.4%SL; 3-4 broken, discontinuous yellow stripes on body (Ref. 124631).
This species is reported to be regularly caught by trawlers operating within 80 m depth (mostly within 40 m) along the east coast of India and is locally marketed for domestic consumption (Ref. 124631).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Akhilesh, K.V., K.S.S.M. Yousuf, S.J. Kizhakudan and P.U. Zacharia, 2019. Redescription of Bleekeria kallolepis (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Ammodytidae) from Chennai, eastern Indian Ocean. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 49(1):95-99. (Ref. 124631)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 23.9 - 27.4, mean 26.9 °C (based on 22 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00163 - 0.00614), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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).