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Wetmorella tanakai  Randall & Kuiter, 2007

Tanaka's wrasse
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: tanakai: Named for Hiroyuki Tanaka, M.D..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 30 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75144)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 23. This species is distinct with the following characters: D IX, 10; A III, 8; pectoral rays 12; 14+6 lateral-line scales; 15-17 gill rakers; body depth 3.0-3.3 in SL; head length (HL) 2.35-2.4 in SL; snout length 3.2-3.25 in HL; interorbital width 4.5 in HL; longest dorsal spine 2.15 in HL; third anal spine 2.05 in HL; pectoral-fin length 2.2 in HL; pelvic-fin length 2.15 in HL; when fresh it is purplish red posteriorly, grading to orange-red anteriorly; the snout and ventral part of head usually light blue-green; across body with 3 narrow white bars, the first from below second dorsal spine to abdomen, the second from eighth dorsal spine to third anal spine, the third across caudal peduncle; from nape across head behind eye runs a slightly oblique narrow bar, a faint white line extending ventrally from anterior edge of orbit; anteriorly on soft portion of dorsal fin is an ocellated black spot as large as eye; a short oblique narrow white band from middle of soft portion of dorsal fin onto back; anteriorly on soft portion of anal fin is a small elliptical ocellus; bluish white pelvic fins with a very large black spot; no blackish spot ventrally on abdomen between pelvic fins (Ref. 75144).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coral reefs but secretive (Ref. 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Randall, J.E. and R.H. Kuiter, 2007. Wetmorella tanakai, a new wrasse (Perciformes: Labridae) from Indonesia and the Philippines. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(1):1-6. (Ref. 75144)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02042 (0.00821 - 0.05081), 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   ±0.5 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) .