Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Pseudojuloides: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, iouis = a fish without identification, perhaps some of genus Coris cited by Plinius + Greek, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); elongatus: Named fro its elongate body form (Ref. 123183).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 50 m (Ref. 86942), usually 2 - 25 m (Ref. 123183). Temperate
Southwest Pacific Ocean: Australia, Lord Howe I., Norfolk I. New Caledonia, NE New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: absence of median predorsal scales; corner of mouth with a large canine tooth. Colouration: body of males primarily olive-green, the upper body with 0–4 rows of metallic blue spots, not overlain in black; females are unmarked and olivaceous overall (Ref. 123183).
Usually in kelp and other weedy areas at 2-25 m (Ref. 123183).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E. and H.A. Randall, 1981. A revision of the labrid fish genus Pseudojuloides, with descriptions of five new species. Pac. Sci. 35(1):51-74. (Ref. 2140)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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