Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: parva: From the Latin parva, small, in reference to the small size of the adult male holotype (compared to the other Sacura species).. More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 130 m (Ref. 11311), usually 50 - ? m (Ref. 36661). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Central Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36661)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Body depth greater than head length, 43-45% SL; pectoral fin 35-37% SL; juveniles (and probably adult females) with black blotch between 7th dorsal spine and 1st dorsal soft ray; adult males yellowish orange; ventral half of body silvery; yellow stripe from eye to end of lower jaw; dorsal and anal fins whitish; tips of soft dorsal rays black. Remarks: 3rd dorsal spine of males prolonged; 3rd soft dorsal ray prolonged.
Found in offshore reefs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1979. A revision of the anthiine fish genus Sacura (Perciformes: Serranidae) with descriptions of two new species. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. Spec. Publ. 20:12 p. (Ref. 11311)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .