Classification / Names
Common names from other countries
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 11.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57733)
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 50 m (Ref. 57733)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred ?
Western Pacific: Yaeyama Is., southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
soft rays: 9. Diagnosis: Color generally light bluish grey in life with small yellow to brownish orange spots on the head and body, those on body mostly conjoined to form longitudinal stripes along scale rows; 4 pairs of dark brown spots on lower side of body, followed by a single spot at the caudal-fin base; a few smaller dark brown spots on body, mostly in a row dorsally and one ventrally; dorsal and caudal fins are covered with numerous, relatively large, orangish to yellowish brown spots. Pectoral rays 17; segmented caudal-fin rays 17; branched caudal-fin rays typically 13, rarely 12, 14 or 15; dorsal-fin spines elongate and filamentous, the second one the longest 1.59-2.07 in SL. Longitudinal scale series 28 (28-30).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index
PD50 = 0.5312 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100)