Paracheilinus mccoskeri  Randall & Harmelin-Vivien, 1977

McCosker's flasher
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Paracheilinus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 50 m (Ref. 90102), usually 5 - 40 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 25°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Only the first dorsal soft ray prolonged in adults; penultimate dorsal soft ray of males 1.6-2.0 in HL; a single short dark stripe beneath pectoral fin (Ref. 41634).

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Indo-West Pacific: western Indian Ocean to Fiji. Questionable record from Indonesia (Ref. 8631).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits outer reef slopes, over rubble, algae, or coral (Ref. 9710). Occurs in small groups of mix sexes but females outnumber males greatly (Ref. 48636). Swim close to the bottom and females swim in small groups. Males swim around them and often hurry from one area to another where there are groups of females. Some juveniles are secretive and often single or small groups amongst the rubble (Ref. 48636).

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Randall, J.E. and R. Lubbock, 1981. Labrid fishes of the genus Paracheilinus, with descriptions of three new species from the Philippines. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 28(1):19-30. (Ref. 2139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00484 - 0.02165), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.