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Gramma brasiliensis  Sazima, Gasparini & Moura, 1998

Brazilian basslet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Grammatidae (Basslets)
Etymology: Gramma: Greek, gramma, atos = signal, mark (Ref. 45335);  brasiliensis: Named for the given distribution of this basslet; endemic to the Brazilian Province.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 22 m (Ref. 27309).   Tropical; 8°S - 23°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27309)

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Southwest Atlantic: endemic to Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over coral and rocky bottoms, on the mainland coast and on coastal as well as oceanic islands. May be solitary or in groups of up to 4 individuals in small caves and under ledges, often swimming upside down, oriented to the ceiling. Feeds by picking at planktonic organisms in the water column; observed occasionally cleaning other fishes, including the pomacentrid Chromis multilineata and the haemulid Haemulon plumieri (Ref. 27309).

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Sazima, I., J.L. Gasparini and R.L. Mourra, 1998. Gramma brasiliensis, a new basslet from the western South Atlantic (Perciformes: Grammatidae). Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 3(1):39-43. (Ref. 27309)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5314   [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):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .