Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Epigonidae
Etymology: Epigonus: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, gonio = angle (Ref. 45335); thai: Named for its locality of capture, Thailand.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range ? - 313 m (Ref. 96185). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: presence of a strong pectoral spine; last abdominal vertebrae without ribs; toothless tongue; no maxillary mustache-like process; total gill rakers 27; total vertebrae 25 (10+15); pored lateral line scales 44+3; D VII+I,10; pectoral-fin rays 19; pyloric caeca 12 (Ref. 96185).
The holotype is female with immature ovaries with numerous pale-colored, spherical eggs (Ref. 96185).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Okamoto, M. and C. Aungtonya, 2013. Reexamination of the holotype of Epigonus thai Prokofiev and Bussarawit: redescription and comparison with related species (Teleostei: Perciformes: Epigonidae). Phuket mar. biol. Cent. Res. Bull. 72:49-53. (Ref. 96185)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00246 - 0.01407), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .