Paracheilinus lineopunctatus  Randall & Lubbock, 1981

Spot-lined flasher
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Paracheilinus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 40 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical; 20°N - 5°N

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Western Pacific: Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 25. Scales with dark brown markings; yellow stripes on postorbital head, continuing onto thorax and abdomen; orange-red when fresh. Males more colorful and larger in size than females; color of males intensify during courtship. Males with its first 4-6 dorsal soft rays prolonged as filaments. Mouth small and oblique. Interrupted lateral line.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on bases of steep outer reef slopes, above rubble or coral (Ref. 9710). Found on rubble bottoms that are exposed to strong currents occasionally (Ref. 90102). Occurs in small groups (Ref. 2139) of mix sexes but females outnumber males (Ref. 90102).

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Randall, J.E. and R. Lubbock, 1981. Labrid fishes of the genus Paracheilinus, with descriptions of three new species from the Philippines. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 28(1):19-30. (Ref. 2139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00466 - 0.02049), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .