Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 130 m (Ref. 30573). Tropical; 30°N - 10°N
Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Suez, Hurghada (Ghardaqa) in northern Red Sea, off the coast of Somalia, and Persian Gulf.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 25. Terminal phase body color: body is pinkish red, abdomen silvery; lower two-thirds of dorsal fin pale gray-violet. With five to six predorsal scales; two cheek scale rows behind eye; three below eye. No scaly sheath at bases of dorsal and anal fins. Scales large.
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
): 21.1 - 25.7, mean 23.4 (based on 48 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 (21 of 100) .