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Leptojulis cyanopleura  (Bleeker, 1853)

Shoulder-spot wrasse
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Leptojulis cyanopleura
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Leptojulis: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, ioulis, a fish dealing with genera Coris or Thalassoma (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 75 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Oman to the Philippines and Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Slender species, usually with brown or dusky mid-lateral stripe. Male with reflective blue spot in the dark band, just past pectoral fin (Ref. 48636).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in clear coastal slopes to outer reef lagoons on open rubble patches or rocky bottom (Ref. 48636). Occurs in groups (mostly females) on or near reefs, usually where the water is somewhat turbid and rich in plankton. Fish in the initial phase are much more abundant than the terminal males. Feeds on zooplankton at least a meter above the substrate.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Randall, J.E., 1996. Second revision of the labrid fish genus Leptojulis, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (24):20 p. (Ref. 12420)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00466 - 0.02049), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.