Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Roundheads) > Plesiopinae
Greek, plesios = near + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref.
From the the Latin word meaning 'of islands', referring to the present distribution of the species , in the islands of the New Caledonia Basin region.
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Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref.
), usually 2 - 25 m (Ref.
Southwest Pacific: islands in the Coral and Tasman seas, including Lord Howe Island and the nearby Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, and Chesterfield Bank. Western Central Pacific (Ref.
). Recently reported from Tonga (Ref.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref.
Adults inhabit coral reef (Ref.
) and tide pools (Ref.
). Benthic (Ref.
). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 24.4 - 27.3, mean 26.1 (based on 94 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00431 - 0.02791), b=2.98 (2.76 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Garilao, Cristina V.
Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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