Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Albuliformes
(Bonefishes) > Albulidae
(Bonefishes) > Albulinae
Etymology: Albula: Latin, albus = white (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 90 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical; 41°N - 34°S, 92°E - 123°W
Western Pacific: Indo-Malayan to South Pacific (east to the Society Is, and the Marquesas).
Part of a species complex wherein its former Indo-Pacific distribution has been divided with A. oligolepis found in the Indian Ocean and A. virgata known only from Hawaii.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 65 - 69. Compared with A. glossodonta, argentea have a larger mouth, upper jaw 2.6-2.9 in HL, more pointed lower jaw, and no blackish spot on the underside of the tip of the snout (Ref. 26145).
Seldom found on coral reefs, occasionally in sheltered, shallow lagoons (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spawning occurs in open waters. Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 205).
Hidaka, K., Y. Iwatsuki and J.E. Randall, 2008. A review of the Indo-Pacific bonefishes of the Albula argentea complex, with a description of a new species. Ichthyol. Res. 55:53-64. (Ref. 74924)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5007 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .