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).
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. 90363)
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) .