Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Caprodon: Latin, capra = goat + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 50 - 200 m (Ref. 11230). Subtropical
Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific, antitropical.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9137); 25.0 cm TL (female)
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Orange-red with black spots on the base of the dorsal fin (Ref. 43805). Congruent rays of the dorsal fin and a caudal fin rounded at the end, without a deep median notch, with only slight notches above and below in males, and with a very weak median notch in females (Ref. 43805).
Occurs inshore near reefs (Ref. 7300), on sand or rock bottom (Ref. 11230). Benthic and benthopelagic on hard substrates (Ref. 58302). Consumed as food (Ref. 559).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kharin, V.Y. and V.A. Dudarev, 1983. A new species of the genus Caprodon Temminck et Schlegel, 1843 (Serranidae) and some remarks on the composition of the genus. J. Ichthyol. 23(1):20-25. (Ref. 43805)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.5 - 27.6, mean 23.3 (based on 380 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00394 - 0.02313), b=2.97 (2.76 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .