Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Emmelichthyidae
Etymology: Emmelichthys: Greek, emmelyes, -es, -es = harmonious + Greek, ichthys = fish + Greek,ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); marisrubri: Name from Latin 'Mare' for Sea and 'ruber' means red; referring to its area of distribution, the Red Sea..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Eritrea, Red Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96673)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12 - 13;
soft rays: 10 - 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: spinous and soft-rayed portions of dorsal fin separated by a gap containing 4 or 5 short isolated spines, which are protruding over the dorsal surface of the body; D XII-XIII,8; pectoral-fin rays 18-20; lateral-line scales 80-83; total gill rakers 26-31; depth of body 16.5-20.2% SL (Ref. 96673).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., D. Golani and B. Appelbaum-Golani, 2014. Emmelichthys marisrubri, a new rover from the southern Red Sea (Teleostei: Emmelichthyidae). Cybium 38(2):83-87. (Ref. 96673)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00438 - 0.02502), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).