Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Dentex: Latin, dens, dentis = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal, usually 50 - 200 m (Ref. 75039). Temperate
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: southern Japan (except the Ryukyu and Ogasawara Islands), southern Korea, China, and western Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75039)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D XII,10; pectoral fin rays usually 15 and rarely 16; small orbit diameterl, 2.66-3.87, mean 3.32, in head length; snout angle blunt, 82°-88°, mean 83°. Colour of the body: red dorsally, becoming pale red ventrally with a yellowish gold sheen, snout vivid yellow, 3 large fluorescent yellow blotches dorsally beneath dorsal fin base and a black iris sized yellow spot on base of posteriormost soft dorsal fin ray, clearly visible from oblique dorsal view; eye uniformly prominent reddish-gold; prominent yellow blotch on anterior nostril and snout region; dorsal fin membrane and rays orange-yellow to pale red but with a longitudinal hyaline stripe beneath fin base, and soft membrane and rays saffron-yellow (Ref. 75039).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., M. Akazaki and N. Taniguchi, 2007. Review of the species of the genus Dentex (Perciformes:Sparidae) in the Western Pacific defined as the D. hypselosomus complex with the description of a new species, Dentex abei and a redescription of Evynnis tumifrons. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 1:29-49. (Ref. 75039)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01021 - 0.04910), b=2.95 (2.77 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .