You can sponsor this page

Macropharyngodon marisrubri  Randall, 1978

Add your observation in Fish Watcher
Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Macropharyngodon marisrubri   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Macropharyngodon: Greek, makros = great + Greek, pharyngx = pharynx + Greek,odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 4 - 16 m.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2694)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D IX,11; A III,11; pectoral rays 12 (including upper rudimentary ray); complete lateral line, angling downward below last 3 or 4 dorsal rays to straight peduncular portion, 27 pored scales (plus 1 on base of caudal fin); anterior lateral-line scales with 2 or 3 (rarely 4) pores; gill rakers 14-17; body depth 2.6-2.9 in SL; head length (HL) 2.95-3.05 in SL; snout short, 3.3-3.7 in HL; upper jaw with 2 pairs of canine teeth, 1st pair straight and strongly projecting anteriorly, 2nd pair about two-thirds as long, with tips recurved and outflaring; lower jaw with a medial pair of long, straight, forward-jutting, canine teeth, each with an adjacent more slender canine about two-thirds as long, with recurved tip; side of jaws with single row of close-set conical teeth, progressively shorter posteriorly; a very large, slender, forward-projecting, canine tooth posteriorly on upper jaw; lower pharyngeal plate with an enormous central molariform tooth, on each side anteriorly with a row of small conical teeth, continuing as a single row on the long anterior process; each of the pair of upper pharyngeal plates with 2 large, nearly square molars, preceded by a patch of small stout conical teeth; orbit diameter 4.25-4.95 in HL; origin of dorsal fin slightly anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening; first dorsal spine 4.25-5.25 in HL; remaining spines progressively longer, 9th 3.1-3.25 in HL; 5th or 6th dorsal soft ray longest, 1.9-2.2 in HL; 3rd anal spine longest, 2.45-3.55 in HL; 5th or 6th anal soft ray longest, 1.95-2.2 in HL; caudal fin slightly rounded, 1.2-1.3 in HL; pectoral fins 1.4-1.5 in HL; pelvic fins 1.35-1.8 in HL, usually reaching to or slightly posterior to origin of anal fin in mature males, usually not reaching anus in females (Ref. 93522).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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., 2013. Seven new species of labrid fishes (Coris, Iniistius, Macropharyngodon, Novaculops, and Pteragogus) from the Western Indian Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Foundation 7:1-43. (Ref. 93522)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 27.5 (based on 183 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .