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Hoplolatilus chlupatyi  Klausewitz, McCosker, Randall & Zetzsche, 1978

Chameleon sand tilefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae (Tilefishes) > Malacanthinae
Etymology: Hoplolatilus: Greek, hoplon = weapon + Latin, latus = wide (Ref. 45335).   More on author: McCosker, Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 30 - 55 m (Ref. 90102), usually 30 - ? m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115)

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Indo-West Pacific: Philippines south to Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 24. Capable of rapidly changing its coloration through a wide range of colors (Ref. 9898, 48635). Preopercular serrae 15-16 (Ref. 9933).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Probably found in areas with sand, silt, or rubble bottoms at the bases of reefs near 30 m depth (Ref. 9710). It can rapidly change its color (Ref. 9933).

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Displays obligate monogamy where a one-to-one pair is established irrespective of resource abundance (Ref. 52884).

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Klausewitz, W., J.E. McCosker, J.E. Randall and H. Zetsche, 1978. Hoplolatilus chlupatyi n.sp., un nouveau poisson marin des Philippines (Pisces, Perciformes, Percoidei, Branchiostegidae). Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 2:30. (Ref. 9898)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.5 - 28.4, mean 27.9 (based on 133 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), 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 (20 of 100) .