Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Leptojulis: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, ioulis, a fish dealing with genera Coris or Thalassoma (Ref. 45335). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 30 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka, west coast of Thailand, and Lombok and Bali, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
A small species. Juveniles are distinguished from other single band species by the ocellus in the dorsal fin and adults by the angled bar on the snout and cheek (Ref. 48636).
Occurs near substratum, over open bottoms of silty sand and coral rubble (Ref. 12420). Juveniles in small groups. Adults only seen solitary.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1996. Second revision of the labrid fish genus Leptojulis, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (24):20 p. (Ref. 12420)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.1 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 798 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00458 - 0.02086), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 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 vulnerability (20 of 100) .