Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae
(Searobins) > Triglinae
Etymology: Lepidotrigla: Greek, lepis, lepidos = scale + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335); robinsi: Named for C. Richard Robins (Maytag Professor of Ichthyology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 110 - 146 m (Ref. 26892). Subtropical
Southwest Pacific: known only from the Kermadec Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26892)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 18;
Vertebrae: 34. This species is distinguished by the following characters: a prominent spiny projection of the
rostral process of the first infraorbital bone [type M of Richards (1992)]; short opercular spine, barely projecting to edge of opercular flap; moderate length of pectoral fin (30.9-38.2%SL), reaching anal fin origin; weakly attached scales, ctenoid above and immediately below lateral line (transforming cteni type of Roberts, 1993), grading to cycloid on the belly; scaled nape, naked breast and interpelvic area; lateral line scales 64-67, 3 to 5 scale rows above and 21 to 26 rows below the lateral line; D1 IX, D2 16-18; A16-18; 11 plus 3 free pectoral rays; 25-26 bucklers along base of dorsal fins; vertebrae 34 (precaudal 11, caudal 23); head length short (27.1-29.7%SL); interorbital width narrow (5.3-6.0%SL); gill rakers on first ceratobranchial 6-7 short (1.3-1.7%SL) (Ref. 26892).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Richards, W.J., 1997. A new species of Lepidotrigla (Pisces, Triglidae) from the Kermadec Islands of the South Pacific. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):1050-1059. (Ref. 26892)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .