Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Sagittalarva: Name from Latin word 'sagitta' for arrow or dart, and 'larva', originally ghost or mask in Latin and first applied to immature forms by Linnaeus, referring to the unusual dart-shaped larva of the Cape Wrasse..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 57 - 115 m (Ref. 40966). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Mexico; Colombia, Ecuador (Galapagos) and Costa Rica (Cocos I.).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Victor, B.C., M.E. Alfaro and L. Sorenson, 2013. Rediscovery of Sagittalarva inornata n. gen., comb. (Gilbert, 1890) (Perciformes: Labridae), a long-lost deepwater fish from the eastern Pacific Ocean: a case study of a forensic approach to taxonomy using DNA barcoding. Zootaxa 3669(4):551-570. (Ref. 93608)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15.6 - 22.4, mean 17.1 (based on 17 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .