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Sillago robusta  Stead, 1908

Stout sillago
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 10 - 70 m (Ref. 6205).   Subtropical; 21°S - 40°S, 111°E - 157°E (Ref. 6205)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 15.2  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6205)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19; Vertebrae: 33. The base of the first dorsal-fin spine yellow and the remainder of its keel dark brown to blackish. A silvery stripe runs midlaterally on the sides, and a yellow blotch is on the cheek.

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Indo-Pacific: endemic to Australian waters from Fremantle northward to Shark Bay (western population), and from southern Queensland to New South Wales (eastern population).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in bays and estuaries, but more commonly in deep offshore waters (Ref. 9563). Inhabit sandy substrates. Juveniles feed mainly on crustaceans such as copepods and mysidaceans, whereas larger fishes (11-20 cm) consume more polychaetes (Ref. 6223). Sexually mature below 13 cm SL and rarely exceeds 17 cm in Western Australia. Oviparous (Ref. 205), multiple spawner with asynchronous development (Ref. 12343). The flesh is soft and trawled fish are frequently bruised (Ref. 6205).

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

Multiple spawner with asynchronous development (Ref. 12343).

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McKay, R.J., 1992. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 14. Sillaginid fishes of the world (family Sillaginidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the sillago, smelt or Indo-Pacific whiting species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(14):87p. (Ref. 6205)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00351 - 0.02061), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
very high
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.