Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: rubrovittatus: Named in reference to its two red stripes (Ref. 33414). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 100 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
soft rays: 12. Body elongate, depth 6.2-6.3 in SL; head and anterior body cylindrical; eye large, 3.55-4.2 in HL; interorbital space nearly flat, 5.0-5.5 in HL; two pairs of large, well-space, recurved canine teeth anteriorly in each jaw; remaining conical teeth uniserial and small except for canine at corner of mouth; distinctive red-striped pattern consisting of midlateral red stripe from front of lips, faintly through eye, and continuing to end of caudal fin and a narrow red stripe dorsally on head and body.
Deep coastal to outer reef habitats. First found in about 100 m, specimens have since been found much shallower and ranging as far north as Japan. A second new species in the genus was recently found in the Maldives (Ref. 48636).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E. and P. Fourmanoir, 1998. Terelabrus rubrovittatus, a new genus and species of labrid fish from New Caledonia and New Guinea. Bull. Mar. Sci. 62(1):247-252. (Ref. 33414)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 21.8 - 28, mean 26.5 (based on 90 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00180 - 0.01112), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), 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 (21 of 100) .