Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Etymology: Chelidoperca: Greek, chelidon, -onos = swift, as black as a swift + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); investigatoris: Named for the Royal Indian Marine Steamer "Investigator" used between 1884 and 1926 to conduct surveys in offshore waters of the Indian coast and adjacent areas and where over 200 different fish species were discovered, including Chelidoperca investigators (P. Psomadakis, pers.comm. 04/2021)..
More on author: Alcock.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 187 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical
Indian Ocean: Ganjam coast (Orissa), Bay of Bengal, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121526); max. published weight: 55.00 g (Ref. 121526)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2003. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003. (Ref. 46206)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00475 - 0.01391), b=2.94 (2.79 - 3.09), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).