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Labropsis micronesica  Randall, 1981

Micronesian wrasse
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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 7 - 33 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical; 21°N - 4°N

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Western Central Pacific: Belau, Caroline, Mariana and Marshall Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710); common length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. Juveniles under 40 mm are black with two broad white stripes (Ref. 1602).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 7 to over 33 m. Juveniles usually associate with ramose Acropora corals to gain protection from the branches. The species engage in cleaning activities usually with small fishes such as damselfishes.

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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.1 - 28.8, mean 28.4 (based on 30 cells).
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):  3.4   ±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 (21 of 100) .