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Xiphocheilus typus  Bleeker, 1856

Blue-banded wrasse
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Xiphocheilus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 85 m (Ref. 9823).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9823)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10

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Western Pacific: extending into the Indian Ocean only in an area to the west of the Malay Peninsula (Ref. 9823). Recorded from North West Shelf, Australia; Indo-Australian Archipelago (Ref. 3132).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives on flat sandy bottoms or rubble (Ref. 3132). Often taken by trawlers but still occassionally seen near reefs. Found solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 90102.

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Westneat, M.W., 2001. Labridae. Wrasses, hogfishes, razorfishes, corises, tuskfishes. p. 3381-3467. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome.

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 empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.99000 (nan - nan), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.7).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.