Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Epinephelinae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 129 - 137 m (Ref. 5222). Subtropical; 26°S - 30°S, 153°E - 157°E (Ref. 5222)
Northwest Pacific: known only from the holotype taken from Cape Moreton, Queensland, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4787)
soft rays: 8. Distinguished by the following characteristics: depth of body contained 2.9 times in SL; head length 2.3-2.4 times in SL; snout length 3.8 times, eye diameter 6.0 times, interorbital width 6.8 times and suborbital depth 9.5 times in HL; slightly convex interorbital area; finely serrate preopercle, angle produced into a bulge bearing 7 moderately enlarged serrae; straight or nearly straight upper edge of operculum; ovate posterior nostrils, about twice the size of anterior nostrils; 2 rows of teeth on midlateral part of lower jaw (Ref. 89707).
Known from the holotype collected from F.I.V. 'Endeavour'. The absence of additional specimens may indicate an unusually deep habitat for this species.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 16. Groupers of the world (family Serranidae, subfamily Epinephelinae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(16):382 p. (Ref. 5222)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00580 - 0.02864), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .