Hypoplectrus floridae  Victor, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Serraninae
Etymology: Hypoplectrus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, plektron = sting, spur (Ref. 45335);  floridae: Named for for the state of origin in the USA., Flirida.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: eastern Gulf of Mexico and South Florida.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91468)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. This species has the usual color and patterns of the brown Barred Hamlet but with several is distinguishing features: a pair of dark rounded spots at the base of the caudal fin found above and below the midline, usually symmetrical, present on all stages, including large adults; a break in the narrow mid-body bar (the fourth bar, after the wide mid-body bar) just above the lateral line, usually associated with well-delineated and unbroken bars to each side; usually a short rearward spur at the top of the last body bar (the fifth bar, forward of the caudal-peduncle bar), usually outlining a light wedge just below the base of the last dorsal-fin rays; some characters not usual on Caribbean Barred Hamlets, but typically associated with this species and H. ecosur include the bar under the eye being orange, even when the body bars are brown, and a dusky pelvic fin (Ref. 91468).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Victor, B.C., 2012. Hypoplectrus floridae n. sp. and Hypoplectrus ecosur n. sp., two new Barred Hamlets from the Gulf of Mexico (Pisces: Serranidae): more than 3% different in COI mtDNA sequence from the Caribbean Hypoplectrus species flock. J. Ocean Sci. Foundation 5:1-19. (Ref. 91468)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00692 - 0.04567), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .