Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiadinae
Etymology: Caprodon: Latin, capra = goat + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 74 - 251 m (Ref. 86689). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Pacific: Midway and Hawaiian Islands
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 120532)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species possess the following characters: vomerine teeth in a diamond-shaped patch; tongue with a patch of minute teeth; dorsal spines and rays not prolonged; caudal fin slightly emarginate in females, truncate in males; pectoral fins strongly pointed, extending to above origin of anal fin. Colour of females orange-red with corners of caudal fin bluish white; anterior base of soft portion of dorsal fin with a faint dusky blotch; males pink with irregular yellow bands, corners of caudal fin pale lavender-pink; subadults with narrow blackish bars and are most evident on posterior half of the body (Ref. 86689).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2007. Reef and shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. Sea Grant College Program, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu. i-xivb + 1-546. (Ref. 86689)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02455 (0.00951 - 0.06333), b=2.97 (2.75 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .