Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Kuhliidae
Etymology: Kuhlia: Because of Heindrich Kuhl, 1797-1821; researcher also with lizards (Gekkonidae).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Southeast Pacific: endemic to Easter Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41640)
soft rays: 10 - 11. Preorbital serrae 11-14 (obsolete in large specimens); body depth 2.7-3.1 in SL; dorsal profile of head of adults slightly to moderately concave; eye very large, orbit diameter2.55-2.95 in head length; second anal fin spine 73-87% length of third spine; caudal concavity 1.7-2.2 in head length. Silvery, fins dusky, caudal fin with narrow blackish posterior margin. Black margin of caudal fin more evident on juveniles than adults, and upper and lower margins of the fin may be black as well (Ref. 41640).
Collected from along an exposed rocky shore, in large tide pools, and over sand near rocky shores (Ref. 41640). Often found in aggregations (Ref. 41640).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and H.A. Randall, 2001. Review of the fishes of the genus Kuhlia (Perciformes: Kuhliidae) of the Central Pacific. Pac. Sci. 55(3):227-256. (Ref. 41640)
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
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00602 - 0.03315), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .