Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Tautogolabrus: Plural of the word "taut", an Indian Brazil name translated by Roger William from f the Narragansett, "tautauog" = sheepshead + Greek, labros = furious.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 128 m (Ref. 5951). Temperate; 54°N - 36°N, 77°W - 48°W
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 7251); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 1009)
Western Atlantic: Newfoundland and Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada to Chesapeake Bay in USA.
Inhabits shallow, inshore waters, living on or near the bottom, often congregating in masses around wharves, wrecks and submerged seaweed. During winter they become torpid and remain inshore under rocks in shallow water (Ref. 5951).
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00421 - 0.01721), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for species & Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.15-0.22; tmax=6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .