Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Achoerodus: Greek, a = without; also with the meaning of copulative particle = with + Greek, choiros = pig + Greek, odous = teeth+B103 (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 40 m (Ref. 26878). Subtropical
Southwest Pacific: southeastern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 32186); 33.0 cm TL (female)
Adults are found in coastal rocky areas at depths to about 40 m (Ref. 26878). Protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Max. length for female species (Bernard Yau, pers. Comm., 2000).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pelagic spawner. Monandric species, length and age at sex change = 52.6 cm TL, and 18 years, respectively (Ref. 55367). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Gomon, M.F., 1997. Relationships of fishes of the labrid tribe Hypsigenyini. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):789-871. (Ref. 26878)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 16.3 - 22.9, mean 18.3 (based on 28 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00926 - 0.04297), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=8).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .