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Pogonoperca ocellata Günther, 1859

Indian soapfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Grammistinae
Etymology: Pogonoperca: Greek, pogon = beard + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Günther.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Andaman Is., Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Adults have white spots all over that are close-set and form reticulated patterns, including on the median fins. The first dorsal fin is pale yellow in adults (Ref. 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in deep water coral heads and rocky reefs, over 25 m (Ref. 48635).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p. (Ref. 33390)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 19 July 2017

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.8 - 29, mean 28 (based on 880 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00439 - 0.03002), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .