Iniistius auropunctatus  Randall , Earle & Robertson, 2002,

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Xyrichtyinae
Etymology: Iniistius: Latin, in = in + Greek, istion = sail;  auropunctatus: Named for the numerous tiny orange spots on the body of both males and females..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 15 - 17 m (Ref. 39775).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39775); 10.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 25. Body depth 2.75-3.2 in SL. A broad band of small scales extending from below eye to slightly below corner of mouth; 2 or 3 scales dorsoanteriorly on opercle. First and second dorsal spines flexible, about twice length of third spine, slightly longer than longest dorsal soft ray, and not separated from remainder of fin; space between 2nd and 3rd dorsal spines about 1.5 times greater than space between 3rd and 4th spines; membrane between 2nd and 3rd dorsal spines incised to about 1/3 length of 3rd dorsal spine. A small black spot a scale row below 8th lateral line scale (above tip of pectoral fin). Both sexes with a row of orange dots along lateral line and scattered dots below, posteriorly on body; females with a large roundish pink patch dorsally on abdomen containing oblique orange lines on scale edges, ending dorsally in orange spots; males with black lines variously under edges of 2nd to 6th lateral-line scales, sometimes extending to row above or below, and no pink patch on abdomen (Ref. 39775).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy areas; quickly dives into the sand when threatened (Ref. 39775).

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Randall, J.E., J.L. Earle and D.R. Robertson, 2002. Iniistius auropunctatus, a new razorfish (Perciformes: Labridae) from the Marquesas Islands. Cybium 26(2):93-98.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01120 (0.00513 - 0.02445), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.