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Rexea bengalensis  (Alcock, 1894)

Bengal escolar
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gempylidae (Snake mackerels)
Etymology: Rexea: Latin, rex, rego = king.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 143 - 820 m (Ref. 9784).   Deep-water; 34°N - 27°S, 40°E - 155°E (Ref. 6181)

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Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique Channel, Saya de Malha Bank, Maldives Islands, India, Sri Lanka, Arafura and Java seas, Makassar Strait, northwestern and northeastern Australia and southern Japan (Ref. 6181). Also recorded from New Caledonia (Ref. 33346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9784)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 19 - 20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13; Vertebrae: 34. Spinescent gill rakers with 3 or 4 cusps. Lateral line branching from below the 5th to before the 6th spine of the first dorsal fin; the upper lateral line reaching at least to the end of the soft dorsal fin base.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Matures at about 10 cm standard length. A squid was found in the stomach of one specimen (Ref. 9784).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin, 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00190 - 0.00797), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.