Thalassoma ascensionis, Greenfish

Thalassoma ascensionis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Greenfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc (Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Thalassoma: Greek, thalassa = the sea + Greek, soma = body; the colour of the sea (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Quoy & Gaimard.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 86997).   Tropical; 8°S - 10°S, 15°W - 14°W

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Central Atlantic: Ascension I. (Ref. 98447).
Reports from other areas are doubtful: St. Helena (in Ref. 5292; see Ref. 119515); São Tomé Island: intermediate form with Thalassoma pavo (Ref. 34088). Ghana and other localities on the west African coasts (Ref. 86997). If reports would be confirmed, they are more likely the result of human transportation (Ref. 98447).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5292)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Max depth: at least 50m (Ref. 86997). Littoral, near rocks and seagrass (Ref. 5292). Juveniles have been observed cleaning many other fish species (Ref. 98447).

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Protogynous hermaphrodite, with distinct sexual dichromatism (Ref. 5292). Derived from family: Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Wirtz, P., J. Bingeman, J. Bingeman, R. Fricke, T.J. Hook and J. Young, 2017. The fishes of Ascension Island, central Atlantic Ocean: new records and an annotated checklist. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 97(4):783-798. (Ref. 98447)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 17 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23 - 27.7, mean 26.4 °C (based on 9 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00203 - 0.01181), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±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 (22 of 100) .