Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: majan: The specific name proposed for this Omani endemic is an ancient Sumerian name for Oman, about 4,000 BC.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Western Indian Ocean: apparently restricted to waters off the southern Arabian Peninsula and in the Gulf of Oman, for no specimens were found in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea and off the East African Coast.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90119); 14.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: upper pectoral fin base with a black axillary spot; D 29-32; A 8; scales above lateral line 6, below 11; eye diameter 22.9-28.9% HL; interorbital width 32.0-38.0% HL; gill rakers 5-6 + 15-18 = 21-24; no mental barbel, last well-developed pleural rib on 7th vertebra; 11 swim bladder appendages; vertebrae 10 + 14 = 24 (Ref. 90119).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., L.A. Jawad and J.M. Al-Mamry, 2012. Jonius (Johnius) majan sp. nov., a sciaenid fish (Pisces: Scianidae) from Oman, Indian Ocean. Ichthyol. Res. 59:151-155. (Ref. 90119)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 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 (16 of 100) .