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Etymology: Elacatinus: Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Böhlke & Robins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 53 m (Ref. 9710), usually 1 - 50 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115)
Western Atlantic: Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles to the northern coast of South America. Also Antilles and western Caribbean (Ref. 26938).
Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 26340)
Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 12; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 11 - 12. Yellow stripe in front of each eye, joining near tip of snout to form V. Mouth inferior; snout overhangs upper lip, connected by frenum (Ref. 26938). A black stripe beginning on snout, passing through lower part of eye, across upper end of gill opening onto body where it broadens and continues along lower side to end of caudal fin (Ref. 13442).
Inhabits coral reefs with clear waters, preferably in oceanic, insular areas (Ref. 13928). In pairs near coral heads. Monogamous (Ref. 52884). A cleaner (Ref. 9710). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115. Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35420). Feeds on ectoparasites of fishes (Ref. 13442).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve
Monogamous mating is observed as both obigate and social (Ref. 52884).
Böhlke, J.E. and C.C.G. Chaplin, 1993. Fishes of the Bahamas and adjacent tropical waters. 2nd edition. University of Texas Press, Austin. (Ref. 5521)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
BibliografiaAcquacolturaProfilo di acquacolturaVarietàGeneticaFrequenze allelicheEreditarietàMalattieElaborazioneNutrientsMass conversion
CollaboratoriImmaginiStamps, Coins Misc.SuoniCiguateraVelocitàModalità di nuotoArea branchialeOtolithsCervelliVista
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.8 - 28, mean 27.3 °C (based on 360 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.35 se; based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179
): Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 280 [124, 653] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.01 [0.54, 2.00] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 19.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.133 [0.059, 0.272] g/100g ; Selenium = 23.3 [9.9, 54.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 146 [40, 506] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.42 [1.38, 4.11] mg/100g (wet weight);