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Luzonichthys waitei (Fowler, 1931)

Waite's splitfin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Luzonichthys: Taken from Luzon, an island in Philippines + greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Fowler.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 55 m (Ref. 27115), usually 1 - 35 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 19°N - 22°S

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Indo-Pacific: Aldabra and Astove of Seychelles to the Loyalty Islands, Fiji and Japan. Report from southern Marshall Islands appears to be based on the paratype of Luzonichthys robustus Fourmanoir, which has been reidentified as Luzonichthys earlei (Ref. 8524).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. Looks blue with dark yellow over the back when seen in natural light. Unlike most other basslets, the dorsal fins are in two parts (Ref. 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually in groups on outer reef slopes (Ref. 27115). Most commonly occurs in shallow water and most likely seen by divers (Ref. 37816). Forms dense aggregations that feed on zooplankton (Ref 90102).

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

Randall, J.E. and J.E. McCosker, 1992. Revision of the fish genus Luzonichthys (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinae), with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (21):21 p. (Ref. 8524)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 11 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.9 - 28.9, mean 27.7 (based on 604 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .