Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Paracheilinus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 35 m (Ref. 41634). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: currently known only from Mauritius. Likely to occur in Reunion and probably Madagascar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41634)
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Median predorsal scales 5; horizontal scale rows on cheek below eye 2; caudal fin truncate to slightly emarginate; pelvic fins short, 1.65-1.8 in HL. Orangish to reddish brown in life, shading to pale yellow ventrally, with three longitudinal blue bands (one from eye following lateral line to upper base of caudal fin, the second from lower pectoral-fin base to caudal fin base just below lateral line, and the third from side of snout to anus); dorsal fin yellow with a large red area on last five membranes and two rows of blue spots.
Collected over rubble or rubble and sand bottom (Ref. 41634).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1999. Paracheilinus attenuatus, a new labrid fish from the western Indian Ocean, with a redescription of P. piscilineatus . J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 4(1):29-38. (Ref. 41634)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00490 - 0.02135), 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 ±0.4 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 (12 of 100) .