Hypoplectrus gummigutta  (Poey, 1851)

Golden hamlet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Serraninae
Etymology: Hypoplectrus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, plektron = sting, spur (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 45 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

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Western Central Atlantic: Mosquito Bank (off Nicaragua), Bahamas, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands), Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Tobago. Absent from the rest of the Caribbean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5521)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body rich orangish-yellow in color. Snout with dark spots which may be large and bordered by iridescent blue. Pectoral fins pigmented.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Previously known from deep reefs but has since been found in shallow water (1-8 m). Territorial on reef tops (Ref. 9710).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Domeier, M.L., 1994. Speciation in the serranid fish Hypoplectrus. Bull. Mar. Sci. 54(1):103-141. (Ref. 26407)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.1 - 28.1, mean 27.5 (based on 114 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00692 - 0.04567), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .