WoRMS taxon details

Polydactylus sexfilis (Valenciennes, 1831)

218909  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218909)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Lectotype  (of Polynemus sexfilis Valenciennes, 1831)...  
Lectotype (of Polynemus sexfilis Valenciennes, 1831) MNHN 9731, geounit Mauritius [details]
Description This schooling species occurs along sandy and rocky shorelines and over sandy lagoon bottoms, often in zones of turbulence...  
Description This schooling species occurs along sandy and rocky shorelines and over sandy lagoon bottoms, often in zones of turbulence (Ref. 9685). Often encountered in river mouths or brackish mangrove estuaries. Feeds mainly on crustaceans (shrimps and crabs), polychaete worms, other benthic invertebrates; also on teleosts (Ref. 9685). Attains at least 40 cm standard length (Ref. 9685). A lunar spawning rhythm occurs close to shore (Ref. 9685). Sexual maturity in males occurs at 12 to 15 cm (Ref. 9685). They subsequently undergo sex reversal passing through a hermaphroditic stage, and become females between 18 and 24 cm (Ref. 9685). The potencial of this species for acuaculture has been studied (Ref. 9685). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Polydactylus sexfilis (Valenciennes, 1831). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218909 on 2019-10-20
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Smith, J.L.B. & Smith, M.M. (1963). The fishes of Seychelles. Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University. Grahamstown. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Motomura, H. (2004). Threadfins of the world (Family Polynemidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of polynemid species known to date. FAO Spec. Cat. Fish. Purp. Rome: FAO. 3:117 p., available online at http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y5398e/y5398e00.htm [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Lectotype (of Polynemus sexfilis Valenciennes, 1831) MNHN 9731, geounit Mauritius [details]
Paralectotype (of Polynemus sexfilis Valenciennes, 1831) MNHN 9728 [details]
Paralectotype (of Polynemus sexfilis Valenciennes, 1831) MNHN A. 3027 [details]
Syntype (of Polynemus kuru Bleeker, 1853) RMNH 6006, geounit Jakarta [details]
From other sources
Description This schooling species occurs along sandy and rocky shorelines and over sandy lagoon bottoms, often in zones of turbulence (Ref. 9685). Often encountered in river mouths or brackish mangrove estuaries. Feeds mainly on crustaceans (shrimps and crabs), polychaete worms, other benthic invertebrates; also on teleosts (Ref. 9685). Attains at least 40 cm standard length (Ref. 9685). A lunar spawning rhythm occurs close to shore (Ref. 9685). Sexual maturity in males occurs at 12 to 15 cm (Ref. 9685). They subsequently undergo sex reversal passing through a hermaphroditic stage, and become females between 18 and 24 cm (Ref. 9685). The potencial of this species for acuaculture has been studied (Ref. 9685). [details]

Remark Author Eschmeyer, pers. comm. In Cuvier & Valenciennes. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Bengali topshidagi  [details]
English sixthread tesselfishsix-fingered threadfinsixfinger threadfinpacific thread-fin fishPacific threadfin  [details]
French barbure à six doigts  [details]
Hawaiian moili'lmoi  [details]
Indonesian mulut tikius  [details]
Japanese ナンヨウアゴナシnan'you-agonashi  [details]
Marshallese becadulceatkaru  [details]
Pitcairn-Norfolk moi  [details]
Samoan umi'umiaumiumial'ausi  [details]
Seselwa Creole French mulet barbe  [details]
Sinhala kalagatha  [details]
Spanish barbudo de seis dedos  [details]
Tahitian moi  [details]
Tuamotuan moi  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (Polydactylus sexfilis USNM 409243 photograph lateral view)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Polydactylus sexfilis USNM 409244 photograph lateral view)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
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