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Parupeneus seychellensis (Smith & Smith, 1963)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Parupeneus: Latin, parum, parvum = small + Peneus, the name of a river.  More on authors: Smith & Smith.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 15 m (Ref. 82838).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Gul fof Aqaba, Bahrain, Seychelles and Tanzania.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82838)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is characterized by the following: 16 pectoral-fin rays; gill rakers 6 + 18-21; body depth 3.1-3.5 in SL; head length 3.0-3.15 in SL; snout length 1.8-1.95 in HL; interorbital space convex length of barbels 1.2-1.35 in HL; depth of maxilla 5.2- 5.5 in HL; longest dorsal spine 1.6-1.75 in HL; pectoral fin length 1.25-1.35 in HL; pelvic-fin length 1.35-1.5 in HL; alcohol-preserved color tan, with an indistinct midlateral yellowish brown stripe on body, beginning as broad as eye above pectoral-fin base, narrowing posteriorly, then broadening on caudal peduncle (stripe not present in life); noteworthy is the striped pattern dorsally on the body from a red spot on each scale of the first three longitudinal scale rows (Ref. 82838).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from an isolated patch of rock and coral, with sponges and much sand (Ref. 82838).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

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): 26.9 - 29, mean 27.7 (based on 233 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):  3.4   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .