Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: smithvanizi: Named in honor of William F. Smith-Vaniz in recognition of his many contributions to our knowledge of the taxonomy of marine shorefishes and for collecting and photographing representatives of the new species at St. Croix (Ref. 50108).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 50108). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: Puerto Rico (Ref. 51183), Navassa Island, St. Croix, St. Barthelemy, and Dominica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50108)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found only around islands (Ref. 51183).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wiliams, J.T. and J.H. Mounts, 2003. Descriptions of six new Caribbean fish species in the genus Starksia (Labrisomidae). Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 6(4):145-164. (Ref. 50108)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.4 - 28.1, mean 27.8 (based on 136 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .