Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: leucovitta: From the Greek leukos, meaning white, and the Latin vitta, meaning ribbon, in reference to the ribbon-like white bars along the dorsum (Ref. 50108).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 50108). Tropical, preferred ?; 19°N - 18°N
Western Central Atlantic: known only from Navassa Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50108)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wiliams, J.T. and J.H. Mounts, 2003. Descriptions of six new Caribbean fish species in the genus Starksia (Labrisomidae). Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 6(4):145-164. (Ref. 50108)
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
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .