Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Pseudocheilinus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 50 m (Ref. 1602). Tropical; 28°N - 25°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9823)
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian and Ducie islands, north to the Yaeyama Island.
Inhabits among rubble or live corals of seaward reefs (Ref. 1602), usually in caves and crevices with rich invertebrate growth to at least 40 m depth (Ref. 48636). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, but also takes small mollusks, echinoids (sea urchins) (Ref. 1602), fish eggs, and crab larvae (Ref. 37816).
Randall, J.E., 1999. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Pseudocheilinus, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (28):34 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01061 (-0.15153 - 0.17274), b=3.04 (2.95 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .