Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: Labrisomus: Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax+ Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 23 m (Ref. 5227), usually 6 - 18 m (Ref. 5227). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Southeast Pacific: the Galapagos and Malpelo islands.
Occurs in a wide range of habitats, from boulder strewn slopes and reefs to ledges and undercuts along wall faces (Ref. 5227). Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes. Males are territorial. During the spawning season, the males often engage in aggressive activity with other males of the same species (Ref. 28023).
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson, 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00881 (-0.25610 - 0.27371), b=2.99 (2.86 - 3.12), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .