Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
() > Plesiopidae
(Roundheads) > Acanthoclininae
Etymology: Acanthoplesiops: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, plesios = near + Greek, ops = similar (Ref. 45335); cappuccino: Name alludes to the various brown and white markings reminiscent of a cappuccino; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 17 - 30 m (Ref. 95091). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Saudi Arabia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95091)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D XVIII,4; A VII,4; pectoral-fin rays 18; caudal fin not connected to last rays of dorsal and anal fins by membrane; caudal peduncle with a pale yellowish brown bar, which extends broadly on to caudal fin (Ref. 95091).
This species was collected on a small reef platform (about 3 x 1 m), with small corals on sand, on steep coral reef slope. The coral slope with mixed patches of corals and caves and extended down to a depth of 30 m, becoming a sandy slope below this depth (Ref. 95091).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C., S.V. Bogorodsky and A.O. Mal, 2013. Acanthoplesiops cappuccino, a new species of acanthoclinine fish from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Plesiopidae). Zootaxa 3750(3):216-222. (Ref. 95091)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00177 - 0.01179), b=3.11 (2.89 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.5 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 (10 of 100) .