Occurs in coral rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of 48 m or more. Often found in the vicinity of caves and feeds on sponges and tunicates. Solitary or in pairs, or in groups. Frequently exported through the aquarium trade (Ref.
). Rarely survives in the aquarium.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 24.6 - 29, mean 27.8 °C (based on 812 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03236 (0.01523 - 0.06876), b=2.89 (2.71 - 3.07), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref.
Trophic level (Ref.
): 2.7 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref.
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref.
): (0 of 100) .
Price category (Ref.
): Calcium = 45.7 [26.9, 72.6] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.547 [0.351, 0.873] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [17.4, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.121 [0.076, 0.185] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.3 [14.1, 49.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 78.6 [21.9, 266.2] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.32 [0.87, 1.95] mg/100g (wet weight);
Capuli, Estelita Emily
Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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