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Pteragogus clarkae Randall, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Pteragogus: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, ago = to drive (Ref. 45335);  clarkae: Named for Dr. Eugenie Clark, not only for her collection of most of the type specimens, but also in recognition of her major contribution to the classification and biology of fishes (Ref. 93522).

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

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Egypt.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93522)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XI,9; A III,9; pectoral rays 13-14 (usually 13); complete lateral line, angling sharply downward below soft portion of anal fin to straight peduncular part, 24 pored scales 24 (plus 2 on base of caudal fin, the last greatly enlarged); body moderately deep, depth 2.95-3.15 in SL; head length (HL) 2.6 in SL; head's dorsal profile straight; straight part of posterior margin of preopercle serrate, serrae varying from 14 on 34.5-mm paratype to 21 on the 64.5-mm paratype; dorsal spines progressively longer, last 1.95-2.2 in HL; caudal fin rounded and moderately long 3.0-3.25 in SL; first soft ray of pelvic fins not very long, 3.5-3.8 in SL. Colour in alcohol yellowish brown with dark brown blotches on lower side of body; small dark brown spots along anterior part of lateral line; scattered small dark brown spots on nape; dark brown dash or pair of small dark spots on side of snout before eye; only traces remain of opercular ocellus; posterior margin of preopercle and an adjacent band of opercle pale yellowish; dorsal fin pale yellowish with a dark brown spot on each of first two spinous membranes, the second spot usually smaller; an irregular black spot at rear base of dorsal fin (Ref. 93522).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Randall, J.E., 2013. Seven new species of labrid fishes (Coris, Iniistius, Macropharyngodon, Novaculops, and Pteragogus) from the Western Indian Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Foundation 7:1-43. (Ref. 93522)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00805 - 0.04943), b=3.00 (2.79 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .