Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
Etymology: Doratonotus: Latin, deauratus = golden + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 33°N - 29°S, 98°W - 10°E
Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida, USA to Brazil (Ref. 57756). Eastern Atlantic: known only from Ile Las Rolas, off São Tomé (Ref. 5292).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9626); max. published weight: 10.80 g (Ref. 9626)
soft rays: 9. Color primarily grass green; usually some scattered small white or pale blue spots on head and body; small reddish brown spot near upper edge of caudal fin and another near lower edge (Ref. 13442).
Inhabits shallow beds of turtle grass (Thalassia). Common but seldom noticed (Ref. 9710).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.1 - 28.2, mean 27.4 (based on 549 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00653 - 0.02018), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .