Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Serraninae
Etymology: Chelidoperca: Greek, chelidon, -onos = swift, as black as a swift + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); santosi: Named for Mudjekeewis Santos, NFRDI-BFAR, Manila, Philippines.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 146 m (Ref. 98907). Tropical
Western Pacific: Japan and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98907)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,10; 40-45 serrae on preopercle; posttemporal with 5-7 spines on exposed portion at beginning of LL; 42-45 lateral-line tubed scales; 2.5-3.0 scales above lateral line to dorsal origin; body color pinkish without dark markings; snout with row of 4 small dark spots (2 in front of each eye); 2 dark spots on chin (one on each side of symphysis of dentaries); maxillaries pinkish anteriorly with posterior half white with dusky streak positioned centrally near dorsal edge; pelvic fin white with yellow streak on middle rays; white anal fin with 6 large yellow spots separated by broad white interspaces and a narrow yellow distal border; caudal fin with reddish pink base surrounding small pinkish white spot over bases of middle rays, remainder of fin white with 4 narrow yellow bands and yellowish distal margin; caudal-fin shape weakly emarginate (Ref. 98907).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Williams, J.T. and K.E. Carpenter, 2015. A new fish species of the subfamily Serraninae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 3911(2):287-293. (Ref. 98907)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00188 - 0.01164), b=3.14 (2.93 - 3.35), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .