Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Labropsis: Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax + Greek,opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 7 - 33 m (Ref. 37816). Tropical; 21°N - 4°N
Western Central Pacific: Belau, Caroline, Mariana and Marshall Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710); common length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)
Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 7 to over 33 m. Juveniles usually associate with ramose Acropora corals to gain protection from the branches. The species engage in cleaning activities usually with small fishes such as damselfishes.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1981. Revision of the labrid fish genus Labropsis with description of five new species. Micronesica 17(1-2):125-155. (Ref. 2137)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.1 - 28.8, mean 28.4 (based on 30 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00490 - 0.02135), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 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) .