Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: Labrisomus: Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax+ Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 43466). Tropical
West Atlantic: Brazil (Ref. 43466); reported in Panama and Yucatan (Benjamin Victor, pers.comm. 12/09).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43466); 10.3 cm SL (female)
Occurs on rocky bottom with algal growth. Forages on benthic and algae-dwelling crustaceans, mostly amphipods. Males defend territories and probably tend harems. Sexually dimorphic, red color on head and fore-body of males displayed during breeding season (Ref. 43466).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sazima, I., J.L. Gasparini and R.L. Moura, 2002. Labrisomus cricota, a new scaled blenny from the coast of Brazil (Perciformes: Labrisomidae). Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 5(3):127-132. (Ref. 43466)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.4 - 28.1, mean 27.5 (based on 380 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00413 - 0.02211), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.2 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) .