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Sillago suezensis  Golani, Fricke & Tikochinski, 2013

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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 1 - 40 m (Ref. 94953).   Tropical, preferred ?

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

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 94953)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 11 - 13; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 19-22; Taggstrålar i analfenan 2; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 18 - 22; Ryggkotor: 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). .

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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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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