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); maculicauda: Name from the Latin, referring to the distinct grey spot on the tail..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 180 - 320 m (Ref. 75235). Deep-water
Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea. coast of southern India and off Somalia (Gulf of Aden) and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 75235)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 23. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,10; A III,6; pectoral-fin rays 15; lateral-line scales 42; gill rakers 3 + 9; caudal rays 17; 4th dorsal spine longest, 2.8 in HL; body depth 23.3% SL, 4.3 in SL; head length 40.3% SL; orbital length 9.3 in SL; 2.5-3 scales above lateral-line to dorsal origin; 40-46 serrae on margin of preopercle; dorsal fin continuous, with 9th dorsal spine shorter than tenth spine; longest dorsal soft ray (7th) 2.4 in HL; first anal-fin spine 8.7 in HL, second anal-fin spine 3.49 in HL; relatively short pelvic fin, 4 in SL; colour of head and body pinkish, ventral side pale; body with 6 white blotches; numerous small bluish white circular spots on lower caudal fin, upper caudal fin with a small circular grey spot distally (Ref. 75235).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bineesh, K.K., K.V. Akhilesh, E.M. Abdussamad and N.G.K. Pillai, 2013. Chelidoperca maculicauda, a new species of perchlet (Teleostei: Serranidae) from the Arabian Sea. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 19(2):71-78. (Ref. 75235)
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=0.00490 (0.00200 - 0.01202), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).