Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 24 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 12°S - 22°S
Eastern Indian Ocean: northwestern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)
Adults are found from the surge zone to at least 24 m (Ref. 9710). They occur singly or in pairs (Ref. 9710). Feed on small invertebrates (Ref. 9710). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). They have relatively little change in color with sex or age. A good food fish (Ref. 3132).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1972. A revision of the labrid fish genus Anampses. Micronesica 8(1-2):151-190. (Ref. 2677)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.5 - 28.7, mean 28.2 (based on 106 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .