Plectorhinchus pictus  (Tortonese, 1936)

Trout sweetlips
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Plectorhinchinae
Etymology: Plectorhinchus: Greek, plektos = plaited + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 200 m (Ref. 28016).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Sri Lanka (Ref. 11441). Elsewhere, eastward extending to China (Ref. 3412).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 53.6, range 40 - ? cm
Max length : 83.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 6.9 kg (Ref. 40637)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters. Caught throughout its range; not common. Marketed fresh (Ref. 3412). Juveniles are used in the aquarium industry (Ref. 9137)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

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McKay, R.J., 1984. Haemulidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Vol. 2. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3412)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.1 - 28.2, mean 26.3 (based on 926 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.01272 - 0.03432), b=2.91 (2.77 - 3.05), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.21; tm=5-7).
Prior r = 0.54, 2 SD range = 0.31 - 0.95, log(r) = -0.62, SD log(r) = 0.28, Based on: 3 K, 2 tgen, 1 tmax, records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.