Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 75154). Subtropical; 31°S - 41°S
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern coast of Australia: Bacon Island, Western Australia to Newcastle, New South Wales; including the northern coast of Tasmania to as far as St. Helens.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6185)
Mainly restricted to exposed coastlines with rocky reefs covered with brown macroalgae and areas with broad-leafed seagrasses, such as Posidonia.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gomon, M.F. and J.R. Paxton, 1985. A revision of the Odacidae, a temperate Australian-New Zealand labroid fish family. Indo-Pac. Fish. (8):57 p. (Ref. 6185)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15.2 - 20.8, mean 17.6 °C (based on 255 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00265 - 0.01809), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 48.5 [27.6, 103.2] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.14 [0.68, 1.85] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.6 [17.5, 21.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.21 [0.13, 0.35] g/100g ; Selenium = 17.3 [9.3, 31.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 32.3 [9.9, 103.2] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.16 [0.78, 1.74] mg/100g (wet weight);