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Plesiops corallicola  Bleeker, 1853

Bluegill longfin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Plesiopidae (Roundheads) > Plesiopinae
Etymology: Plesiops: Greek, plesios = near + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335);  corallicola: Specific epithet refers to the habitat of the species, a coral-dweller (Ref. 27772).   More on author: Bleeker.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 23 m (Ref. 9710), usually 1 - 10 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 32°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: Madagascar to the Line Islands; north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and Tonga. Throughout Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Coloration can vary from pale gray with black blotches and blue dots to an almost uniformly black except for the ever-present blue ocellus on the edge of its operculum.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are benthic which occur inshore (Ref. 7300). Relatively common on reef flats, searching under rocks or in crevices for small fishes and crustaceans which serve as food (Ref. 1602). Common, but hidden in holes by day. They venture out to feed on small invertebrates and fishes at night (Ref. 9710). Apparently, gastropods form an important component of the diet as indicated by X-ray radiographs (Ref. 27772). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).

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Mooi, R.D., 1995. Revision, phylogeny, and discussion of biology and biogeography of the fish genus Plesiops (Perciformes: Plesiopsidae). Life Sci. Contrib. No. 159, 108 p. (Ref. 27772)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.3 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2693 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00174 - 0.01257), b=3.18 (2.95 - 3.41), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.58 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 (29 of 100) .