Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Etymology: Paralabrax: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Jenyns.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 200 m (Ref. 33482). Tropical; 1°N - 2°S, 92°W - 89°W
Southeast Pacific: endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5590)
Found off rocky coasts. Depth of occurrence varies within the archipelago according to temperature, with preference for cooler water (Ref. 11295). Maximum depth range from Ref. 121943.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Merlen, G., 1988. A field guide to the fishes of Galapagos. Wilmot Books, London, England 60 p. (Ref. 5590)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 14 - 25.3, mean 19.3 °C (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00470 - 0.02806), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 29.9 [17.9, 51.0] mg/100g; Iron = 0.511 [0.274, 0.838] mg/100g; Protein = 18.5 [16.7, 20.2] %; Omega3 = 0.17 [0.11, 0.26] g/100g; Selenium = 40.2 [23.4, 74.1] μg/100g; VitaminA = 159 [57, 531] μg/100g; Zinc = 0.83 [0.57, 1.16] mg/100g (wet weight);