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Paracheilinus alfiani  Allen, Erdmann & Yusmalinda, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Paracheilinus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  alfiani: Named in honor of dive guide Rahmad “Yann” Alfian, collector of the holotype (Ref. 107895).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 18 - 22 m (Ref. 107895).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: currently known only from the type locality on the northern coast of Lembata Island in the Lesser Sunda Group of Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107895)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: pored lateral-line scales 15 + 5-6; gill rakers on 1st branchial arch 13-14; body depth 3.1-3.2 in SL; head length 3.1-3.2 in SL; snout length 3.8-3.9 in HL; eye diameter 4.2-4.4 in HL; interorbital width 4.2-4.4 in HL; least depth of caudal peduncle 2.2-2.4 in HL; caudal-peduncle length 1.8 in HL; dorsal fin of both sexes without elongate filamentous rays; longest dorsal-fin soft ray of TP male 4.3-4.4 in SL; pelvic fin length 1.6-1.8 in HL; caudal fin of both sexes slightly rounded (truncate in preserved specimens); maximum size to at least 49.3 mm SL; color of TP males generally orange on head and anterior body, grading to reddish or purplish posteriorly (except broad, purple-edged, median orange zone); head and body pink ventrally; stripe pattern purple-to-reddish stripes and bands on head and body with 2 primary stripes expanded and diffuse on posterior half of body; dorsal and anal fins mainly burgundy red to purplish with yellow-orange sections anteriorly on dorsal fin and posteriorly, and narrow blue outer margins; caudal fin mainly blue to purple with broad outer margin of yellow; pelvic fins purple to burgundy red; pectoral fins translucent; peak nuptial-display pattern features a large white patch behind pectoral fin, linked dorsally with tapered stripe of neon blue at level of anterior lateral line, continuing to caudal-fin base (Ref. 107895).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Generally found on sloping, low profile bottoms with branching hard and soft corals (predominantly Sarcophyton and Xenia) in depths of about 20 m (Ref. 107895).

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Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann and N.L.A. Yusmalinda, 2016. Review of the Indo-Pacific Flasherwrasses of the genus Paracheilinus (Perciformes: Labridae), with descriptions of three new species. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 19:18-90. (Ref. 107895)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00466 - 0.02049), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (11 of 100) .