Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Hemerocoetidae
Etymology: Pteropsaron: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, psaron = grey, with different colours (Ref. 45335); levitoni: Named for Alan E. Leviton, Curator Emeritus, CAS..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 86 m (Ref. 95663). Tropical
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95663)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 4 - 5;
soft rays: 24 - 25;
Vertebrae: 33. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D IV-V,19-20; A 24-25; pectoral-fin rays 19; V I,5; 33 vertebrae including the hypural; 9-10 gill rakers on the lower limb of first arch; elongated spinous dorsal-fin, the first spine reaching to middle of second dorsal fin or somewhat beyond; non-elongated soft dorsal or anal fin rays; about 30-32 tubed lateral-line scales; slightly crenulated or incised above and below lateral-line tube; at the anterior end of each maxilla is a short, obtuse spine, scarcely or not protruding through skin; tip of upper jaw without barbel; small patch of teeth laterally at the tip of vomer, separated mesially by a large gap; no palatine teeth (Ref. 95663).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwamoto, T., 2014. Two new Hemerocoetine Trichonotidae fishes (Teleostei, Perciformes) from the Philippines. pp. 251-263. In Williams, G.C. and T.M. Gosliner (eds.) 2014. The Coral Triangle: the 2011 Hearst Philippine biodiversity expedition. California: San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences, 593 p. (Ref. 95663)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5020 [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
): 3.1 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).