Classification / Names
Common names from other countries
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 86942), usually 2 - 20 m (Ref. 27115)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 30°N - 30°S
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and east to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
soft rays: 9. Characterized by having variable body color from yellow to yellowish green or black; presence of pair of blue bars through eye, second pair across back of head; blue stripe along base of dorsal fin; upper pectoral base with small dark spot (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
3.3 ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Low vulnerability (14 of 100)