Mesopristes argenteus, Silver grunter : fisheries

Mesopristes argenteus (Cuvier 1829)

Silver grunter
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes (Basses) > Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
Etymology: Mesopristes: Greek, mesos = half + Greek, pristis = saw (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Cuvier.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; amphidromous.   Tropical; 19°N - 21°S

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Western Pacific: Yaeyama Islands (Japan) south to Queensland (Australia) and east to New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit inshore areas near mangroves. Occur in lentic and lotic freshwater (Ref. 7300). Juveniles commonly found in the lower sections of creeks and may penetrate several kilometers into fresh water (Ref. 2847, 44894). Omnivore. Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).

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

Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 September 2011

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.4 - 29, mean 28 °C (based on 344 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00632 - 0.04360), b=2.99 (2.76 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.67 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.