Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Plesiopidae
(Roundheads) > Plesiopinae
Etymology: Paraplesiops: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, plesios = neighbour + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Ogilby.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated, usually 10 - 20 m (Ref. 27115). Subtropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 27115)
Southwest Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)
Adults are benthic species which occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). They inhabit coral reef and rock reef (Ref. 75154). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.2 - 27.8, mean 26.3 °C (based on 74 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00437 - 0.02753), b=2.98 (2.76 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 92.5 [46.2, 214.2] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.21 [0.68, 2.27] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.8 [18.8, 20.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.275 [0.155, 0.516] g/100g ; Selenium = 11.7 [5.5, 24.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 103 [33, 330] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.4 [0.9, 2.2] mg/100g (wet weight);