Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Plesiopidae
(Roundheads) > Acanthoclininae
Etymology: Acanthoplesiops: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, plesios = near + Greek, ops = similar (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 7 m (Ref. 11441). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5472)
Indian Ocean: Kenya to Natal, South Africa and from Seychelles, Masirah Island off central Oman, and India.
Adults inhabit quiet, weedy water (Ref. 5472). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Smith, M.M., 1986. Acanthoclinidae. p. 541. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5472)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00175 - 0.01142), b=3.11 (2.88 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.55 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 (11 of 100) .