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Iniistius brevipinnis  Randall, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Xyrichtyinae
Etymology: Iniistius: Latin, in = in + Greek, istion = sail;  brevipinnis: Named for its fins being shorter, in general, than those of its congeners (Ref. 93522).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 42 m (Ref. 93522).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indian Ocean: South Africa, Eastern Cape, off Port Edward (Ref. 93522).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93522)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D IX,12; A III,12; pectoral rays 12; interrupted lateral line, 21 + 5 pored scales; cheek naked except for 3 rows of small scales below eye, first row of 7 scales curves to behind lower fourth of eye, second one straight with 6 scales, and the third row, 3 embedded scales; 2 small scales dorsoanteriorly on opercle, 1 embedded; scales absent basally on dorsal and anal fins; 17 gill rakers; body depth 3.3 in SL; body compressed, the width 2.6 in body depth; dentition generic; origin of dorsal fin above posterior edge of orbit; first 2 dorsal spines slender, flexible. the first spine slightly longer, 3.0 in head length (HL); third dorsal spine 4.8 in HL; space between first two dorsal spines 2.3 in space between second and third dorsal spines; membrane deeply notched between second and third spines; slightly rounded caudal fin is very short, 1.8 in HL; pelvic fins short, not approaching anus, 1.7 in HL; when fresh, greenish gray, scales below lateral line with a vertically elliptical violet spot, except for a broad bright red area above anal fin and ventral half of caudal peduncle; scales above lateral line with green edges and a faint red spot; anterior edge of head and nape blue; 2 vertical parallel violet lines from chin across lips and fading half distance to eye; median fins blue with yellow markings; pectoral fins translucent, except for black edges on upper three rays, the base violet, with two broad lavender-pink arcs around base; pelvic fins blue; iris yellow with a broad lavender-pink ring. Iniistius griffithsi differs from I. brevipinnis in having a more evenly convex dorsal profile of the head, a shorter suborbital, larger mouth, and its fifth and sixth dorsal and anal rays are the longest, 2.5-2.6 in HL (vs. penultimate rays longest, 3.0 in HL in I. brevipinnis) (Ref. 93522).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Randall, J.E., 2013. Seven new species of labrid fishes (Coris, Iniistius, Macropharyngodon, Novaculops, and Pteragogus) from the Western Indian Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Foundation 7:1-43. (Ref. 93522)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .