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Sillago attenuata  McKay, 1985

Slender sillago
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory.   Subtropical; 31°N - 23°N, 47°E - 57°E (Ref. 6205)

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Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6205)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20. Body with faint blotches in two series laterally, the upper row of about 8 or 9 spots, the lowest mid-lateral row with 10 spots; a row of indistinct spots or blotches along the base of the spinous dorsal fin. First dorsal fin with the anterior most interspinous membranes dusted with black spots; the membrane of the second dorsal fin dusted with black; other fins are hyaline.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in the shallow coastal waters of the Persian Gulf (Ref. 6205). Oviparous (Ref. 205)

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McKay, R.J., 1992. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 14. Sillaginid fishes of the world (family Sillaginidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the sillago, smelt or Indo-Pacific whiting species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(14):87p. (Ref. 6205)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00280 - 0.00819), b=3.14 (2.99 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (21 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.