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Sillago suezensis  Golani, Fricke & Tikochinski, 2013

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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) > Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia ;  suezensis: Named for its type locality, Suez (as Suwais, Egypt), its restricted distribution area in the Gulf of Suez, northern Red Sea.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 40 m (Ref. 94953).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: Northern Red Sea (Gulf of Suez, Egypt) and southeastern Mediterranean Sea with southeastern Aegean Sea (Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 94953)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 11 - 13; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 19-22; Spine anali 2; Raggi anali molli: 18 - 22; Vertebre: 34. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: swimbladder divided posteriorly into 2 tapering extensions projecting below the vertebral column extending into the tail musculature; no scales on the preoperculum and on most of the operculum; 34 total number of vertebrae; swimbladder with lateral extensions each spreading a blind tubule anterolaterally; nostrils at the level of the upper quarter of the orbit with anterior nostril having a small flap and nearly round posterior nostril situated close to the first (Ref. 94953). .

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Usually on sandy substrates, where juveniles and subadults (up to 1.20 cm TL) are very common in shallow water of sandy beaches. Reported (Ref. 69752) to feed on benthic invertebrates, mainly on polychaetes and, to a lesser extent, on crustaceans. Known spawning season is from April to September. A commercial species in Israel caught by trawl and trammel net (Ref. 94953).

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Golani, D., R. Fricke and Y. Tikochinski, 2014. Sillago suezensis, a new whiting from the northern Red Sea, and the status of Sillago erythraea Cuvier (Teleostei: Sillaginidae). J. Nat. Hist. 48(7-8):413-428. (Ref. 94953)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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