Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sparidae
Etymology: Dentex: Latin, dens, dentis = teeth (Ref. 45335); abei: Named after the late Dr. Tokiharu Abe, who studied many Japanese fish species and was aware of the uniqueness of the species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 50 - 150 m (Ref. 75039). Temperate, preferred ?
Western Pacific: Japan, Ryukyu Is.; south to the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75039)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XII, 10; 14 pectoral fin rays; small orbit diameter (in head length, 3.09-4.09, mean 3.66); blunt snout angle (79°-83°, mean 81°); body prominent pinkish-red with silvery reflection, between each horizontal scale row below lateral line are 5-6 bright cobalt or blue small-spotted lines that are visible only from oblique dorsal view, similar line of small blue spots rising obliquely above lateral line; eye with uniformly reddish-gold sheen; absence of a prominent yellow blotch in the anterior nostril and snout region; dorsal fin rays with saffron-yellow membrane but each ray is reddish-yellow (Ref. 75039).
Most samples were collected by hand-line (Ref. 75039).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., M. Akazaki and N. Taniguchi, 2007. Review of the species of the genus Dentex (Perciformes:Sparidae) in the Western Pacific defined as the D. hypselosomus complex with the description of a new species, Dentex abei and a redescription of Evynnis tumifrons. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 1:29-49. (Ref. 75039)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02291 (0.01049 - 0.05001), b=2.93 (2.75 - 3.11), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .