Paraplesiops meleagris  (Peters, 1869)

Blue devil
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Plesiopidae (Roundheads) > Plesiopinae
Etymology: Paraplesiops: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, plesios = neighbour + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated, usually 15 - 25 m (Ref. 27115).   Temperate; 18°C - 22°C (Ref. 27115)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2156)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia and South Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in the vicinity of rocky reefs and caves, in comparatively shallow water (Ref. 2156). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205). Flesh is quite palatable.

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Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.65 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.