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Sillago flindersi  McKay, 1985

Flinders' 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; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 180 m (Ref. 6205), usually ? - 80 m (Ref. 27575).   Temperate, preferred ?; 25°S - 44°S, 133°E - 157°E (Ref. 6205)

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Western Pacific: southern Queensland to Anxious Bay, South Australia, and the east coast of Tasmania.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0, range 14 - 16 cm
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6335); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 27578)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20; Vertebrae: 32 - 34. Coloration is very similar to S. bassensis. No dark spot at the base of the pectoral fin; a series of oblique rusty brown bars on back and upper sides, with a longitudinal row of rusty brown blotches along the midlateral silver stripe.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Live close to the sea bed over sandy substrates. They normally inhabit depths from the surf zone to 80 m (Ref. 27575), although small catches have been taken from deeper water (Ref. 6335). Juveniles congregate in shallow water where they may be taken by line in large quantities. Feed mainly on crustaceans, amphipods, decapods, mysids and copepods. Juveniles consume mostly copepods (Ref. 6223). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Spawn from October to March in southern New South Wales but spawn in winter in southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales (Ref. 6205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

It is likely that this species spawn more than once during the spawning period, and that some eggs are resorbed by females at the end of the spawning season (Ref. 27577).

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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. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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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=0.00851 (0.00345 - 0.02099), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.43 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.46(?); tm=2; tmax=7; Fec=30,000).
Prior r = 0.63, 2 SD range = 0.36 - 1.09, log(r) = -0.46, SD log(r) = 0.27, Based on: 1 K, 2 tgen, 1 tmax, 4 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.