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Parupeneus minys Randall & Heemstra, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Parupeneus: Latin, parum, parvum = small + Peneus, the name of a river;  minys: Name from the Greek word for small, referring to its very small adult size for this genus.  More on authors: Randall & Heemstra.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 43 - 55 m (Ref. 82838).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique, Seychelles and India.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82838); 8.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: pectoral-fin rays 15-16; gill rakers 6 + 21-22; elongated body, depth 3.95-4.3 in SL; head length 2.9-3.05 in SL; interorbital space flat medially; snout length 2.05-2.3 in HL; posterior edge of maxilla symmetrically convex with maximum depth of maxilla 5.45-5.8 in HL; barbel length 1.35-1.45 in HL; the longest dorsal spine 1.8-1.95 in HL; pectoral fins 1.3-1.4 in HL; pelvic fins 1.5-1.65 in HL; colour of alcohol preserved specimens uniform tan except those from the Seychelles with areas of white ventrally on head below eye and on lower two/fifths of body; dark markings absent; translucent fins pale yellowish. Colour when fresh, pink dorsally, pale pink to white ventrally, with an indistinct pale yellow stripe along lateral line; some lateral-line scales with a bluish white dash; a bluish white line encircling ventral part of eye and continuing obliquely to upper lip; 3 small bluish white blotches dorsally on head, one directly above eye; barbels white; median and pelvic fins translucent blotchy yellow with small pale blue to whitish spots along rays that outline faint transverse yellowish bands (Ref. 82838).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Randall, J.E. and E. Heemstra, 2009. Three new goatfishes of the genus Parupeneus from the Western Indian Ocean, with resurrection of P. seychellensis. Smithiana Bulletin 10:37-50. (Ref. 82838)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 26.1, mean 26.1 (based on 3 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00528 - 0.02495), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (15 of 100) .