Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - ? m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 15°N - 40°S
Western Pacific: east coast of Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, and the Marshall Islands. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797). Described as an antitropical species.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
(total): 1 - 2;
soft rays: 27 - 31;
Vertebrae: 19. A strong first dorsal spine armed with 2 rows of prominent, laterally-directed barbs. Posterior margin of ventral flap not attached to large and barbed pelvic rudiment. Distinguished by a bright yellow ring around the eye (Ref. 1602). Head and body blackish brown to pale, pinkish brown; blackish band usually encircling the snout; eyes and surrounding area bright yellow. Caudal fin generally orange; soft dorsal and anal fins spotted, clear or yellowish orange basally; pectoral fins clear, base blackish brown. Scales on posterior half of body with spinules, number increasing with age; adult male with scale rugosities
Uncommon species that occurs in coral and rocky reefs to a depth of about 15 m (Ref. 9710).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hutchins, J.B., 1986. Review of the monacanthid fish genus Pervagor, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (12):35 p. (Ref. 527)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00943 - 0.04220), b=2.93 (2.75 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 63.4 [26.0, 158.7] mg/100g; Iron = 0.758 [0.360, 1.824] mg/100g; Protein = 17.8 [15.6, 20.1] %; Omega3 = 0.126 [0.058, 0.264] g/100g; Selenium = 41.1 [19.1, 94.3] μg/100g; VitaminA = 63.7 [16.6, 248.5] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.44 [0.93, 2.30] mg/100g (wet weight);