Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Wrasses) > Bodianinae
, from the Portuguese
, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).
Name derived from a Latin adjective meaning 'of an island'; in reference to the apparent restriction of this species to islands associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Ref.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 60 m (Ref.
Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
Caught in areas of rock and rubble bottoms associated with sand or reef-like areas. Protogynous hermaphrodite, with obvious sexual dichromatism (Ref.
). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref.
). Juveniles remove ectoparasites from other species (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref.
, 1981. Labridae. In W. Fischer, G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic; fishing areas 34, 47 (in part). Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and FAO. Vol. 2. pag. var. (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 26.1 - 27.6, mean 27.4 (based on 42 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00556 - 0.02601), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref.
Torres, Armi G.
Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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