Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Notolabrus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, labros = voracious (Ref. 45335); celidotus: Specific epithet, Greek word 'kelidos' meaning stain or spot, 'otos' meaning ear, referring to the dark markings behind the ears.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 22 - 145 m (Ref. 58489). Temperate
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand, including Stewart Island, but not recorded from Snares Islands, Clatham Islands, nor the Three Kings Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26203); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 31614)
Inhabits shallow water, but may reach to depths of 145 m (Ref. 26203). Feeds on small benthic organisms. Uses its forward-jutting front teeth to rake food from the substrate (Ref. 26966).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pelagic spawner. Also Ref. 27221.
Russell, B.C., 1988. Revision of the labrid fish genus Pseudolabrus and allied genera. Rec. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. 9):1-72. (Ref. 26203)
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
): 10 - 18, mean 14.3 (based on 49 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00460 - 0.01435), b=3.06 (2.91 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=7; k >0.30).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .