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); formosa: Named for the historic name of Taiwan, formosa, in Latin means 'beautiful', referring to this brilliant fish..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 125677). Subtropical
Western Pacific: southwestern Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125677)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: the second to sixth dorsal-fin spines are distinctly long, the eighth and ninth spines distinctly short; pored lateral-line scales 35-36; scale rows between lateral line and the base of sixth dorsal-fin spine 4; lateral side of body with faint black blotches; developed gill rakers 1 (upper limb) + 7-8 (lower limb), total gill
rakers 14-17; cheek scale rows 4-5; preopercular serrae 37-50; interopercular serrae 8-14; subopercular serrae 14-22; posttemporal with a small bony crest with 2-4 serrae; interorbital scales extended to or slightly posterior to the level through the mid orbits; approximately two rows of small scales on the ventral side of the angular, dentary completely naked. Colouration: body and head orange red with four faint blotches on lateral side; the soft portion of dorsal and anal fins with several yellowish stripes; upper tip of caudal fin reddish (Ref. 125677).
Caught as by-catch of bottom-trawl fisheries (Ref. 125677).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tang, C,-N. and H.-C. Ho, 2021. Description of a new perchlet, Chelidoperca formosa, from southwestern Taiwan (Peciformes [sic]: Serranidae). J. Fish Biol. 99(3):844-855. (Ref. 125677)
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
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00509 - 0.02256), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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).