Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
Etymology: Leptojulis: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, ioulis, a fish dealing with genera Coris or Thalassoma (Ref. 45335). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 46 m (Ref. 12420), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Found solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102) on coastal slopes with sparse reef formation, inhabiting the open areas (Ref. 48636); also on silty sand or mud bottoms. Feeds on benthic crustaceans (other stomach contents were polychaete remains and fish scales) (Ref. 12420).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1996. Second revision of the labrid fish genus Leptojulis, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (24):20 p. (Ref. 12420)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28 - 28.1, mean 28.1 °C (based on 3 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.54 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .