Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Achoerodus: Greek, a = without; also with the meaning of copulative particle = with + Greek, choiros = pig + Greek, odous = teeth+B103 (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 40 m (Ref. 26878). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 32186); 33.0 cm TL (female)
Southwest Pacific: southeastern Australia.
Adults are found in coastal rocky areas at depths to about 40 m (Ref. 26878). Protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Max. length for female species (Bernard Yau, pers. Comm., 2000).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pelagic spawner. Monandric species, length and age at sex change = 52.6 cm TL, and 18 years, respectively (Ref. 55367). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Gomon, M.F., 1997. Relationships of fishes of the labrid tribe Hypsigenyini. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):789-871. (Ref. 26878)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=8).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .