Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Pictilabrus: Latin, pictus = painted + Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax (Ref. 45335); brauni: Named for John Braun.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical; 34°S - 35°S
Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31790)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Six parallel narrow iridescent blue bars on the side of the head. Branchiostegal rays 6. Underdeveloped scaly sheath at the base of dorsal and anal fins. Epihaemal ribs 4. Complex laterosensory canal tube, with multiple branches; terminal canal pores. Body depth 4.1-4.5 in SL; anal fin length 2.9-3.1 in SL; pelvic fin length 2.2-2.8 in head (Ref. 31790).
Occurs in shallow areas of reef and weed (Ref. 31790).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Hutchins, J.B. and S.M. Morrison, 1996. Pictilabrus brauni, a new species of labrid fish from South-western Australia. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 23(1-2):39-42. (Ref. 31790)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00469 - 0.02134), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .