Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Leptojulis: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, ioulis, a fish dealing with genera Coris or Thalassoma (Ref. 45335); urostigma: From a Greek word meaning 'tail spot', referring to the large balck spot on the base of the caudal fin, its most diagnostic feature.. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 7 - 100 m (Ref. 12420). Tropical
Western Pacific: Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Occurs solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102) on muddy bottoms, often deep in front of river mouths where land debris is scattered over the bottom; sometimes takes refuge in the mud burrows of other animals. Adults were all seen in about 30 m and usually swim fast near the bottom (Ref. 48636). Feeds on benthic animals (polychaete worms, crustaceans, also small fish) (Ref. 12420). Minimum depth of 7 m from Ref. 90102.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1996. Second revision of the labrid fish genus Leptojulis, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (24):20 p. (Ref. 12420)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.5 - 29, mean 28 (based on 552 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00180 - 0.01112), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.54 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) .