Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Callanthiidae
Etymology: Grammatonotus: Greek, gramma, atos = signal, mark + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335); pelipel: Name from Pohnpeian word 'pelipel' for 'tattoo' or 'to tattoo', referring to the barring on the side of the young of this species resembling the markings found in many Pohnpeian tattoos; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 136 - 151 m (Ref. 116412). Tropical
Western Pacific: Micronesia, Caroline Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116412)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from all its congeners by its barred colouration which is most evident in specimens less than 3.0 cm SL (barring vaguely apparent in colour photograph of largest specimen examined. 4.93 cm SL), but very obvious in preserved individual; shape of the caudal fin is distinctive, being truncate to slightly emarginate in small specimens, but with upper and lower lobes produced in largest example known (Ref. 116412).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, W.D. Jr. and G.D. Johnson, 2017. Two new species of callanthiid fishes of the genus Grammatonotus (Percoidei: Callanthiidae) from Pohnpei, western Pacific. Zootaxa 4243(1):187-194. (Ref. 116412)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00375 - 0.02544), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .