Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Haemulidae
(Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Brachygenys: Name from Greek βραχυζ (Brachy), short and ϒενυζ (genys), chin; referring to the small snout of the these species..
More on authors: Jordan & Bollman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 18 m (Ref. 5227), usually 3 - 11 m (Ref. 5227). Tropical
Southeast Pacific: endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Forms large daytime aggregations along walls and over rocky slopes, often in somewhat protected areas (Ref. 5227).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson, 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 23.5 - 24.6, mean 23.7 °C (based on 18 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 57.5 [23.8, 122.0] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.667 [0.336, 1.265] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.6 [16.6, 20.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.0776 [, ] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.4 [13.4, 55.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 137 [49, 398] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.28 [0.82, 2.01] mg/100g (wet weight);