Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Notolabrus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, labros = voracious (Ref. 45335); fucicola: Specific epithet from Latin 'fucus' meaning a seaweed, 'cola' meaning dweller, referring to the seaweed-dwelling habit of this fish.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
Eastern Indian Ocean and Southwest Pacific: southern Australia, from South Australia to New South Wales, including Tasmania and throughout New Zealand.
Found on rocky reefs (Ref. 9563). Is a selective forager which prefers to feed on small, hard-shelled animals like crabs and gastropods (Ref. 26966).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Also Ref. 103751.
Russell, B.C., 1988. Revision of the labrid fish genus Pseudolabrus and allied genera. Rec. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. 9):1-72. (Ref. 26203)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00553 - 0.01726), b=3.07 (2.92 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this species & Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.15).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .