Pseudodax moluccanus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Chiseltooth wrasse
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Pseudodacinae
Etymology: Pseudodax: Greek,pseudes = false + Greek, odax, = with the teeth (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Valenciennes.

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

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 3 - 60 m (Ref. 9823), usually 4 - 40 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 32°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa (Ref. 35918) and to the Society, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 30573)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 11; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 12; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 14

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits clear channels and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Juveniles are commonly found along drop-offs below 18 m (Ref. 9710). Adults usually found near caves while juveniles frequently live inside them. Adults are solitary and feed on algae and small invertebrates. Juveniles have been observed 'cleaning' other fishes. Because of its dentition, it is regarded as a close relative to the parrotfishes (Scaridae), although it behaves like the species of Anampses.

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Westneat, Mark | Medarbetare

Westneat, M.W., 2001. Labridae. Wrasses, hogfishes, razorfishes, corises, tuskfishes. p. 3381-3467. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9823)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 25 March 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1384 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 69278):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.