Native Animals

Nemipterus furcosus

Fork-tailed Threadfin
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 27617
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  • Specific Epithet
    furcosus (Valenciennes, 1830)
  • Common Name
  • Residential
The taxonomic status is pending for approval


This species is known as Forktailed Threadfin Bream. It has moderately elongate and compressed body; snout length equal to or greater than eye diameter; pectoral fin reaching to or just short of a vertical through anus; short pelvic fins; deeply forked caudal fin and upper lobe of the fin pointed and not produced. Its body is pinkish dorsally, silvery ventrally; nine indistinct reddish saddle bars on back; forming a reddish spot behind origin of lateral line; bluish white anal fin and pale rosy caudal fin. It occurs on sand and mud bottoms in depths of 8-110 m.


No Description Suitability Seasonality
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Suitable Unknown
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Muddy
Suitable Resident
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Sandy
Suitable Resident
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Sandy-Mud
Suitable Resident
References :


Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)


2D Shape
Caudal Fin


by State Location
  • Pahang 1
  • Terengganu 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images


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  1. Nur Izzah, I.A., Wan Mahiyuddin, W.R., Tengku Mohamad, T.R., Cheong, Y.L., Daud, S.F., Hussein, N.C., Abdullah, N.A., Shaharudin, R. & Sulaiman, L.H. (2016). Fish consumption pattern among adults of different ethnics in Peninsular Malaysia. Food & Nutrition Research 60, 15.
  2. Seah, Y.G., Nabilsyafiq, M & Mazlan, M (2016). Preliminary Study on the Morphology and Biology of Coexist Nemipterus furcosus and Nemipterus tambuloides from Terengganu Waters, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 11 (6), 418-424. http://DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2016.418.424
  1. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  2. Chin, P.K. (1998). Marine Food Fishes and Fisheries of Sabah. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 280.
  3. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  4. Motomura, H., Kimura, S., Seah, Y.G., Sheikh Abdul Kadir, S.T. & Mazlan, A.G. (2021). Reef and Shore Fishes of Bidong Island, off east coast of Malay Peninsula.. The Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima, Japan. pp. 80.
  5. Seah, Y.G., Mat Jaafar, TNA & Mohd Sharol, A. (2020). Field Guide to Trawl Fishes near Bidong Island. Penerbit UMT. pp. 144.
  6. Seah, Y.G., Mohd Sharol, A., Mazlan, A.G. & Mat Jaafar, T.N.A. (2021). Marine Fishes of Kuantan : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Penerbit UMT. pp. 172.
  7. Yoshida, T., Nurulhuda, E.M., Musikasinthorn, P. & Matsuura, K. (2013). Fishes of Northern Gulf of Thailand, Volume 8. National Museum of Nature and Science,Tsukuba. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Kyoto. Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima., Japan. pp. 239.
  8. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
  1. Marine Fishes Identification, Department of Fisheries Malaysia. Department of Fisheries Malaysia. Retrieved May 24, 2017, from
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Retrieved February 07, 2017, from
  3. Di Dario, F.IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Mrs. Noratikah Binti Ab. Manaf, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Nemipterus furcosus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via [Retrieved 02 March 2024].

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