Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Coris: Greek, kore, -es = pupil and also with themenaing of "maid" (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Bloch & Schneider.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated, usually 3 - 25 m (Ref. 27115). Subtropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 27115); 35°N - 37°S
Western Pacific: Australia (southern Queensland to northern Victoria, Lord Howe Island), Norfolk Island, Kermadec Islands, and New Zealand. Coris musume, which was formerly considered as a synonym or subspecies, occurs in Japan (from Tokyo to Nagasaski), Ogasawara and Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)
Inhabits fairly deep sandy bottoms around rocky reefs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1999. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Coris, with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (29):74 p. (Ref. 33411)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 19.2 - 23.6, mean 21.5 °C (based on 18 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00204 - 0.01176), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 37.1 [10.6, 105.3] mg/100g; Iron = 0.576 [0.310, 1.221] mg/100g; Protein = 18.7 [15.8, 21.0] %; Omega3 = 0.136 [0.056, 0.316] g/100g; Selenium = 15.8 [4.8, 51.3] μg/100g; VitaminA = 70.6 [19.6, 331.2] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.41 [0.58, 2.75] mg/100g (wet weight);