Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > 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 - 5 m (Ref. 55763). Tropical
Eastern Pacific: Bahía Sebastián Vizcaino and the upper Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)
Body small and elongate; head with a large number of sensorial pores; dorsal fin with 17 to 19 spines and 11 to 13 soft rays (XVII-XIX, 11-13); anal fin with 2 spines and 17 to 18 soft rays (II, 17-18); lateral line scales 65 to 69; body brownish, with dark blotches on the flanks and a pair of oblique, brown spots on the cheeks; dorsal, pectoral and caudal fins with scattered dark spots (Ref. 55763).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Thomson, D.A., 1987. Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez. The rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 302 p. (Ref. 5592)
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
): 19.8 - 28.9, mean 24 °C (based on 223 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00508 - 0.01880), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 88.4 [52.5, 147.5] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.729 [0.436, 1.194] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.1 [18.0, 20.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.124 [0.077, 0.197] g/100g ; Selenium = 18.9 [10.1, 35.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 117 [40, 339] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.75 [1.21, 2.44] mg/100g (wet weight);