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); flavimacula: Name from Latin 'flavus' for yellow and 'macula' for spot; referring to the characteristic yellow spots covering the anal fin in this species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 84 - 131 m (Ref. 123773). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Myanmar (Andaman Sea).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123773)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: scale rows between the lateral line and middle of first dorsal-fin base 3 (2 full-sized plus 1 half-sized); pored lateral-line scales 42-45 (modally 42); pectoral-fin rays 15-16 (modally 15); predorsal scale rows 6; scale rows below the lateral line 9-10; circumpeduncular scales 16-17; no scale rows from ventral side of dentary; scale rows on interorbital area extending to mid-orbit level; maxilla is expanded posteriorly, covered ventrally by low skin fold; outermost row teeth of the upper jaw distinctly enlarged; gill rakers 6-7 + 10-12; developed gill rakers 1-2 + 6-8; serrations on preopercle 31-45; serrations on postemporal 2-5; body depth 4.1-4.3 in SL; head length 2.6-2.7 in SL; body with three, poorly-defined longitudinal rows of small whitish spots; dorsal fin transparent with about four longitudinal rows of bright yellow spots mostly covering the soft portion of fin; anal fin transparent white with yellow or reddish distal margin and three or four rows of bright yellow spots over its proximal half; posteriormost dorsal and anal-fin rays are with short alternating yellow and dark grey bands (Ref. 123773).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Psomadakis, P.N., O. Gon and T. Htut, 2021. Two new species of the genus Chelidoperca (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 4927(1):87-103. (Ref. 123773)
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
): 3.5 ±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).