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; demersal; depth range 60 - 91 m (Ref. 12420). Tropical
Western Pacific: Taiwan and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12420)
soft rays: 12. Head pointed. Mouth oblique; large for the genus, maxillary nearly reaching a vertical at front edge of orbit. Gill rakers short, the longest on first gill arch about 1/3 length of longest gill filaments. Thoracic scales about half height of those on the side of the body, becoming smaller ventroanteriorly. Small scales on nape extending forward nearly to a vertical at rear edge of orbit. Dorsal spine progressively longer; caudal fin rounded; first pelvic fin ray elongate, especially in large males (Ref. 12420).
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
): 21.7 - 27.7, mean 23.4 (based on 25 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
): 3.8 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .