Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 6 m (Ref. 58018). Subtropical, preferred ?; 13°S - 35°S
Eastern Indian Ocean: restricted to southern Western Australia, from Rottnest Island northwards to Shark Bay.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 530)
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 25. Head with six blue bands with three slightly oblique, extending downward from lower part of preopercle onto inter opercle. The top of the head and back brownish; lower two-thirds of the head and body whitish. There is a brilliant blue mid ventral strap on throat. With five to six predorsal scales (rarely 4); two cheek scale rows behind eye, three below eye. A low, scaly sheath at the bases of dorsal and anal fins. Scales large.
Inhabits coral reef and rock reef (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Russell, B.C., 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fish genus Suezichthys, with descriptions of four new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (2):21 p. (Ref. 530)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00182 - 0.01097), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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 (22 of 100) .