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Drepane punctata  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Spotted sicklefish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Drepaneidae (Sicklefishes)
Etymology: Drepane: Greek, drepane = sickle (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; salmastro associati a barriera corallina; amfidromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 10 - 49 m (Ref. 86942).   Subtropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 32°N - 22°S

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Indo-West Pacific: temperate and tropical waters from India to northern Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 25 - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9710); common length : 25.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3283)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 8 - 10; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 20-22; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 17 - 19. Color generally silvery with greenish tinge above. Pectoral fins long and pointed. Similar to D. longimana but differs in having 4 - 11 vertical gray spots on the upper half of the sides, and generally 8 dorsal spines (against none (spots) and generally 9 spines in D. longimana).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in various inshore habitats: sand or mud bottoms, reefs, estuaries and harbors (Ref. 9800). Found near coral and rock reefs at temperatures ranging from 26° to 29°C. Feeds on invertebrates and benthic fishes (Ref. 5213). Generally marketed fresh (Ref. 5284).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Maugé, L.A., 1984. Drepanidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7338)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesca: commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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