Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Caprodon: Latin, capra = goat + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 400 m (Ref. 58302), usually 15 - 60 m (Ref. 30464). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89444); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30464)
Eastern Indian Ocean to South Pacific: Eastern Indian Ocean: off Rottnest Island, southwestern Australia (Ref. 7300). Southwest Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, Kermadec Is. Southeast Pacific: Easter I., Nazca Ridge (Ref. 40817), Desventuradas Is., Juan Fernández Is. ( (Ref. 89357).
Occurs inshore near reefs (Ref. 7300). Benthopelagic and benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on plankton and small nekton. Occasionally caught on small hooks when fishing in midwater without sinker and make excellent eating (Ref. 30464). Its abundant gillrakers and stomach contents characterize it as an opportunistic pelagic polyphagic-zooplanktivorous predator (Rojas et al. 1998a, c) (Ref. 89357).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00380 - 0.02291), b=2.97 (2.76 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.63 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 (34 of 100) .