Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
Etymology: Notolabrus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, labros = voracious (Ref. 45335); fucicola: Specific epithet from Latin 'fucus' meaning a seaweed, 'cola' meaning dweller, referring to the seaweed-dwelling habit of this fish. More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean and Southwest Pacific: southern Australia, from South Australia to New South Wales, including Tasmania and throughout New Zealand.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 22.4, range 14 - 27.29 cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
Found on rocky reefs (Ref. 9563). Is a selective forager which prefers to feed on small, hard-shelled animals like crabs and gastropods (Ref. 26966).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Also Ref. 103751.
Russell, B.C., 1988. Revision of the labrid fish genus Pseudolabrus and allied genera. Rec. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. 9):1-72. (Ref. 26203)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00556 - 0.01641), b=3.08 (2.93 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 7.3 ( 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 (K=0.15; tmax=23; tm=1.5-8.3;).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 13 [7, 23] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.192 [0.119, 0.351] mg/100g ; Protein = 19 [16, 21] % ; Omega3 = 0.348 [0.194, 0.641] g/100g ; Selenium = 9.68 [4.60, 19.54] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 80.7 [20.6, 321.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.724 [0.469, 1.336] mg/100g (wet weight);