Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 7 - 70 m (Ref. 9710), usually 18 - 70 m (Ref. 37816). Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115); 19°N - 22°S
Indo-Pacific Ocean: Christmas Island (Ref. 30874) and Rowley Shoals in the eastern Indian Ocean to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Japan, south to the northern Great Barrier Reef and Loyalty Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334); common length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9137)
Usually in small groups on drop-offs from 30 to 60 m or in the vicinity of caves or ledges of steep outer reef slopes. Feeds on crustacean larvae and fish eggs (Ref. 89972).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C., 2022. Revised definitions of the anthiadine fish genera Mirolabrichthys Herre and
Nemanthias Smith, with description of a new genus (Teleostei: Serranidae). Zootaxa 5092(1):041-066. (Ref. 127988)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 25.3 - 29, mean 27.6 °C (based on 474 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00548 - 0.02760), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
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 = 100 [54, 196] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.882 [0.478, 1.524] mg/100g ; Protein = 18 [16, 20] % ; Omega3 = 0.178 [0.107, 0.293] g/100g ; Selenium = 28.2 [15.8, 55.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 204 [70, 663] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.6 [1.1, 2.3] mg/100g (wet weight);