Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cymolutes: Greek, kymo = waves + Greek, lytes, lyto = to liberate.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 119 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical, preferred ?
Eastern Central Pacific: known only from the Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 583)
Occurs over sand bottom in lagoon (Ref. 7461). Benthic and benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 7461).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., J.L. Earle, R.L. Pyle, J.D. Parrish and T. Hayes, 1993. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Pac. Sci. 47(4):356-400. (Ref. 7461)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00651 - 0.03363), b=2.94 (2.74 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .