Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Rabaulichthys: Perhaps from Rabaul, the capital of Papua New Guinea + Greek, ichthys = fish; suzukii: Named in honor of Keiu Suzuki, who has served as an assistant to the senior author for more than 12 years and helped collect the holotype (Ref. 45336).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 45336). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45336)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. Rear half of orbit with fleshy papillae; body depth 3.6-3.85 in SL; dorsal fin of male greatly elevated, the longest spine about equal to head length, 29.3% SL; fresh coloration of male magenta with obscure dark brown bars on dorsal two-thirds of body; a dark orange-red band, edged in lavender, from front of snout through eye to upper half of pectoral-fin base; dorsal fin light red; pelvic fins very dark magenta (Ref. 45336).
Forms aggregations over rocky bottoms (Ref. 45336). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 45336).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H. and J.E. Randall, 2001. Rabaulichthys suzukii, a new anthiine fish from Japan. Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):77-81. (Ref. 45336)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .