Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Rabaulichthys: Perhaps from Rabaul, the capital of Papua New Guinea + Greek, ichthys = fish; suzukii: Named in honor of Keiu Suzuki, who has served as an assistant to the senior author for more than 12 years and helped collect the holotype (Ref. 45336). More on authors: Masuda & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 45336). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45336)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. Rear half of orbit with fleshy papillae; body depth 3.6-3.85 in SL; dorsal fin of male greatly elevated, the longest spine about equal to head length, 29.3% SL; fresh coloration of male magenta with obscure dark brown bars on dorsal two-thirds of body; a dark orange-red band, edged in lavender, from front of snout through eye to upper half of pectoral-fin base; dorsal fin light red; pelvic fins very dark magenta (Ref. 45336).
Forms aggregations over rocky bottoms (Ref. 45336). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 45336).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H. and J.E. Randall, 2001. Rabaulichthys suzukii, a new anthiine fish from Japan. Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):77-81. (Ref. 45336)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .