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Labropsis polynesica  Randall, 1981

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Labropsis: Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax + Greek,opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 27 m (Ref. 89972).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: Cook, Austral, Society and Tuamoto islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 10; Anal spines: 2. Lips and a region around mouth abruptly pale, in contrast to dark colour of rest of head. First and second pairs of canine teeth anteriorly in jaws nearly equal in size. Juveniles and small females with 3 narrow dark stripes (bright blue in life). Dorsal fin dark. Males without a white area posteriorly in caudal fin (Ref 9823).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on coral polyps (Ref. 89972).

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

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

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Randall, J.E., 1981. Revision of the labrid fish genus Labropsis with description of five new species. Micronesica 17(1-2):125-155. (Ref. 2137)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [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):  3.3   ±0.6 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 (17 of 100) .