Pogonoperca punctata  (Valenciennes, 1830)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Grammistinae
Etymology: Pogonoperca: Greek, pogon = beard + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 216 m (Ref. 37816), usually 10 - 150 m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical; 32°N - 23°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Post larvae with large white spots, the spots remaining part of the adult pattern, but become obscured with additional small white spots in the grey areas. The fins remain clear (Ref. 48635).

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Indo-Pacific: Comoros to the Line, Marquesan and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Recently found in southern Natal, South Africa (Ref. 11228).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Sporadic distribution and habitat specific, preferring large coral heads on slopes prone to moderate currents (Ref. 9137, 48635). Adults usually in 20+ m depth; juveniles in shallow lagoons or protected bays (Ref. 48635). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30874.

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00449 - 0.03072), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.