Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Aulopidae
Etymology: surrubea: Name from Latin 'surrubea' for reddish, referring to the reddish hue that distinguishes this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 170 - 510 m (Ref. 105374). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: apparently confined to the Hawaiian Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105374); 17.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 16-17, of moderate height, no rays filamentous in either sex, the third and fourth rays are the longest, only slightly longer than shortest rays at middle of fin, 16.9-23.1% SL in males and females, distal margin nearly straight in both sexes, only slightly concave; caudal peduncle length 13.4-18.7% SL; distance from anus to anal fin origin 1.5-2.2 in distance from pelvic fin origin to anus; head length 30.1-33.3% SL; orbital diameter 10.1-11.8% SL; interorbital width 4.0-5.5% SL; snout length 7.6-9.0% SL; upper jaw length 14.5-16.2% SL; pectoral fin length 19.1-22.1% SL; pelvic fin length 23.7-29.5% SL; 9-11 scales between anus and anal fin origin; reddish overall with deep red saddles (Ref. 105374).
A demersal species found on sandy bottom (Ref. 105374).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gomon, M.F. and C.D. Struthers, 2015. Three new species of the Indo-Pacific fish genus Hime (Aulopidae, Aulopiformes), all resembling the types species H. japonica (Günther 1877). Zootaxa 4044(3):371-390. (Ref. 105374)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00185 - 0.01077), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .