Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nemipteridae
(Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Etymology: Scolopsis: Greek, skolex = worm + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); igcarensis: Name from the acronym of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, where it was first collected.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 4 - 8 m (Ref. 92980). Tropical, preferred ?
Indian Ocean: India and Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92980)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 22. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: top of head with scales reaching forward to between anterior nostril and snout tip; lower margin of eye tangent to a line from snout tip to upper pectoral fin base; below the eye with an exposed bony ridge; second anal spine is larger and more robust than the 2 other anal spines; a white band running from behind eye to level of end of dorsal fin base (Ref. 92980).
Collected from sand and rubble bottom next to reef (Ref. 92980).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mishra, S.S., S. Biswas, B.C. Russell, K.K. Satpathy and M. Selvanayagam, 2013. A new species of the genus Scolopsis Cuvier, 1830 (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) from southern India and Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3609(4):443-449. (Ref. 92980)
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
): 3.5 ±0.4 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 (20 of 100) .