Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Arripidae
Etymology: Arripis: Latin, arripio, arripere = to take something suddenly; xylabion: Named for its large forked caudal fin.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Subtropical, preferred ?
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and Kermadec Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 85.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9701)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 25. Head and body deep bluish-green to steep-blue with irregular faint dark grey spots dorsally, silvery white below. Pectorals grey, other fins translucent to grey. Juveniles with dark margin on anal fin. Length of upper lobe of caudal fin > 30% SL (Ref. 9701).
Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paulin, C., 1993. Review of the Australian fish Family Arripididae (Percomorpha), with the description of a new species. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 44(3):459-471. (Ref. 9701)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00352 - 0.02589), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.4 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .