Teleostei (teleosts) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Plesiopidae
(Roundheads) > Plesiopinae
Etymology: Paraplesiops: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, plesios = neighbour + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Hoese & Kuiter.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated, usually 5 - 20 m (Ref. 27115). Temperate; 16°C - 20°C (Ref. 27115)
Southwest Pacific: endemic to southern Australia and Tasmania.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33839)
Adults are benthic species which occur inshore (Ref. 7300). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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