Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Thalassoma: Greek, thalassa = the sea + Greek, soma = body; the colour of the sea (Ref. 45335); heiseri: Named in honor of John B. Heiser who wrote his PhD theis (1981) on the classification of the genus Thalassoma (Ref. 10372).
More on authors: Randall & Edwards.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Pitcairn Group and the Tuamoto Archipelago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10372)
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 25. Caudal fin varying from slightly rounded in juveniles to emarginate to deeply emarginate in adults. Outer half of caudal fin dusky to blackish in adults (Ref. 10372). Head greenish with a single blue-green stripe running from mouth under eye, then turning ventrally to end on posterior margin of opercle (Ref 9823).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E. and A. Edwards, 1984. A new labrid fish of the genus Thalassoma from the Pitcairn group, with a review of related Indo-Pacific species. J. Aquaricult. Aquat. Sci. 4(2):13-32. (Ref. 10372)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00430 - 0.02123), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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 = 62.5 [28.4, 139.1] mg/100g; Iron = 0.757 [0.402, 1.565] mg/100g; Protein = 19.1 [16.2, 21.3] %; Omega3 = 0.254 [0.139, 0.461] g/100g; Selenium = 10.7 [4.9, 22.6] μg/100g; VitaminA = 104 [29, 473] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.25 [0.76, 2.18] mg/100g (wet weight);