Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Pseudojuloides: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, iouis = a fish without identification, perhaps some of genus Coris cited by Plinius + Greek, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); elongatus: Named fro its elongate body form (Ref. 123183)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 50 m (Ref. 86942), usually 2 - 25 m (Ref. 123183). Temperate; 0°C -
Southwest Pacific Ocean: Australia, Lord Howe I., Norfolk I. New Caledonia, NE New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: absence of median predorsal scales; corner of mouth with a large canine tooth. Colouration: body of males primarily olive-green, the upper body with 0–4 rows of metallic blue spots, not overlain in black; females are unmarked and olivaceous overall (Ref. 123183).
Usually in kelp and other weedy areas at 2-25 m (Ref. 123183).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E. and H.A. Randall, 1981. A revision of the labrid fish genus Pseudojuloides, with descriptions of five new species. Pac. Sci. 35(1):51-74. (Ref. 2140)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 17.6 - 26.8, mean 23.3 °C (based on 152 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00207 - 0.01214), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 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 (24 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 30.4 [14.7, 57.9] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.301 [0.175, 0.553] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.9 [16.2, 21.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.401 [0.204, 0.799] g/100g ; Selenium = 8.33 [3.65, 18.84] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 75.7 [18.2, 320.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.975 [0.612, 1.843] mg/100g (wet weight);