Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pempheridae
Etymology: Parapriacanthus: Greek, para = near + Greek, prion = saw + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335); darros: Named for its type locality; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 55 m (Ref. 107896). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107896)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 21. This species is characterized by the following: D VI,9; A III,21; pectoral-fin rays 16 (on both sides); lateral-line scales 71; rows of scales above lateral line to base of dorsal fin 5.5; gill rakers 26; body depth 3.1 in SL, width 2.0 in body depth; caudal-peduncle depth 8.35 in SL; step-in measurements of the depth of the caudal peduncle with individuals less than 9.0 SL, thus following the key for this character; head length 2.75 in SL; snout length 12.5 in SL; eye relatively large, the orbit diameter 6.9 in SL; interorbital width 12.5 in SL; mouth forming an angle of about 45° to horizontal axis of body; recurved teeth sharply conical, in two irregular rows in upper jaw, upper row teeth more forward-projecting, those of second row more strongly recurved; similar smaller teeth in lower jaw, well-spaced, single row; vomer and palatines with very small, incurved, sharply conical teeth in a single irregular row ; thin lips densely covered with adjacent papillae; tongue broadly triangular with a small, rounded, flexible, terminal flap; predorsal length 2.45 in SL; first dorsal-fin soft ray is longest, 5.0 in SL; caudal fin forked (too damaged for measurement); pectoral-fin length 3.3 in SL; prepelvic length 2.7 in SL; pelvic fins do not reach anus, fin length 5.3 in SL; without pin-like dark line anterior to anus; iris black in preserved holotype (Ref. 107896).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. & Bogorodsky, S.V., 2016. Preliminary review of the pempherid fish genus Parapriacanthus of the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of five new species. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 20:1-24. (Ref. 107896)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00666 - 0.03770), b=2.99 (2.78 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (10 of 100) .