Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Achoerodus: Greek, a = without; also with the meaning of copulative particle = with + Greek, choiros = pig + Greek, odous = teeth+B103 (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 65 m (Ref. 9563). Subtropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to South Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 65.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 175 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563); max. reported age: 70 years (Ref. 94078)
Adults are found on the continental shelf (Ref. 9563). They inhabit rocky areas and feeds on small crabs, fish, mollusks and starfish (Ref. 2156). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Protogynous (Ref. 94078).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p. (Ref. 9563)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15.1 - 28, mean 18.2 °C (based on 214 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00558 - 0.01710), b=3.05 (2.90 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.59 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 7.8 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .