Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 32 - 75 m. Subtropical; 19°S - 28°S
Eastern Indian Ocean: specimens collected off the coast of northwestern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 530)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 25. Body brown on top of head and back, shading to salmon-pink below. Distinct from other species with its four to six black spots on caudal fin. Pectoral fins pinkish hyaline, upper base with a diffuse dusky spot; pelvic fins whitish. With four to five predorsal scales; two cheek scale rows behind eye, three below eye. No scaly sheath at base of dorsal and anal fins. Scales large.
Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Russell, B.C., 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fish genus Suezichthys, with descriptions of four new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (2):21 p. (Ref. 530)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24 - 26.3, mean 25.7 (based on 7 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00181 - 0.01102), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .