Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Coris: Greek, kore, -es = pupil and also with themenaing of "maid" (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Bloch & Schneider.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated, usually 3 - 25 m (Ref. 27115). Subtropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 27115); 35°N - 37°S
Western Pacific: Australia (southern Queensland to northern Victoria, Lord Howe Island), Norfolk Island, Kermadec Islands, and New Zealand. Coris musume, which was formerly considered as a synonym or subspecies, occurs in Japan (from Tokyo to Nagasaski), Ogasawara and Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)
Inhabits fairly deep sandy bottoms around rocky reefs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., 1999. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Coris, with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (29):74 p. (Ref. 33411)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.2 - 23.6, mean 21.5 °C (based on 18 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00205 - 0.01170), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 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 (15 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 47.6 [2.9, 145.0] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.873 [0.506, 1.674] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.9 [16.2, 21.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.142 [0.057, 0.333] g/100g ; Selenium = 16.4 [5.7, 53.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 63.3 [17.1, 271.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.73 [0.79, 3.46] mg/100g (wet weight);