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Haemulopsis axillaris  (Steindachner, 1869)

Yellowstripe grunt
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Haemulopsis: Greek, haimaleos = bloody + Greek, opsis = with appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 24°N - 3°S, 108°W - 77°W

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Eastern Central Pacific: Mazatlan, Mexico to Ecuador.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9114); common length : 26.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9114)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body oblong, compressed, and not very deep (depth contained 2.7 to 3.0 times in standard length); mouth small and terminal mouth, its posterior edge located at the same level as the anterior rim of the eye; first gill arch with 25 to 27 gill rakers; dorsal fin deeply notched, with 12 spines and 14 to 16 soft rays (XII, 14-15); second anal spine longer than third; scale series above lateral line oblique; body silvery gray, with light or dark longitudinal stripes along the series of scales, and with 5 or 6 dark vertical bars; internal side of pectoral fins with a large black spot, scarcely visible when fins folded (Ref. 55763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 9114). Marketed fresh or reduced to fishmeal (Ref. 9114).

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

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

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Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson, 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor 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=0.01202 (0.00749 - 0.01931), b=2.99 (2.86 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.