Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Microspathodontinae
Etymology: Stegastes: Greek, stegastos, -e, -on = covered (Ref. 45335); lividus: Named for D. Ross Robertson..
More on author: Forster.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 39287). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89972)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 26. Body dark reddish brown with edges of scales narrowly darker brown; black spot in axil and upper half of pectoral fin base. Body depth, 2-2.3 in SL. Preorbital width above end of maxilla 1/2 or more orbit diameter; margin of suborbital and posterior margin of preopercle strongly serrated. Suborbital scaled; scales on snout extending slightly anterior to nostrils. Tubed lateral line scales 19-20 (Ref. 39287).
A shallow water species; on hard substratum (Ref. 39287). Adults are collected usually from bays and many from tide pools (Ref. 54980). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 2001. Four new damselfishes (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) from the Marquesas Islands. Copeia 2001(1):92-107. (Ref. 39287)
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
): 26.1 - 29, mean 27.8 °C (based on 158 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00893 - 0.04257), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
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 = 125 [63, 204] mg/100g; Iron = 0.786 [0.457, 1.342] mg/100g; Protein = 18.2 [17.0, 19.4] %; Omega3 = 0.0939 [, ] g/100g; Selenium = 17.1 [9.1, 34.1] μg/100g; VitaminA = 87.7 [23.6, 309.6] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.94 [1.28, 2.90] mg/100g (wet weight);