Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sparidae
Etymology: Dentex: Latin, dens, dentis = teeth (Ref. 45335); carpenteri: Named for Kent E. Carpenter (Old Dominion University).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 200 - 215 m (Ref. 101630), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Australia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.9 cm SL (female)
Dentex species are known to be basically benthic and deep-sea inhabiting, not strong swimmers and considered to be allopatric (Ref. 101630).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., S.J. Newman and B.C. Russell, 2015. Dentex carpenteri, a new species of deepwater seabream from Western Australia (Pisces, Sparidae). Zootaxa 3857(1):109-119. (Ref. 101630)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02188 (0.01020 - 0.04691), 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
): 3.6 ±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 (38 of 100) .