Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 350 m (Ref. 100719), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42740)
soft rays: 17. Body brownish orange above, with 8 faint darker saddle blotches; white below, with 8 brownish orange blotches; orange tear mark below eye (Ref. 5401). Adults may be deep pink with yellow, but may look drab in deep water (Ref. 48636). A triangular brown bar below eye, and side of snout broadly dusky. A broad zone of small dark brown spots from nape and occiput to posterior part of operculum. A dark brown spot at base of each soft ray of dorsal fin. Body not elongate, its depth 4.85 to 5.1 times in SL. Eye not large, 3.5 to 3.8 times in head length (Ref 42740).
Occurs on deep coastal slopes and is sometimes trawled in deep water, usually in depths well-over 40 m (Ref. 48636).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2001. Pinguipedidae (= Parapercidae, Mugiloididae). Sandperches. p. 3501-3510. 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. (Ref. 42740)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00284 - 0.01403), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .