fairy basslet

Scientific name Gramma loreto
Descriptor Poey
Year of description 1868
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Grammatidae
Genus Gramma
Gramma loreto Gramma loreto

Introduction

Gramma loreto, commonly known as fairy basslet, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year
  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year

How to recognize the fairy basslet ?

The fairy basslet measures between 6 and 8 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and violet body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The fairy basslet is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the fairy basslet is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

The fairy basslet is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 27 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

The fairy basslet is most often found at a depth between 1m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Aspects of Territorial Behavior and Habitat Distribution of the Fairy Basslet Gramma loreto - Steven Freeman - William Alevizon - American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - 1983.

Bisexual Juvenile Gonad and Gonochorism in the Fairy Basslet, Gramma loreto - Kazue Asoh - Douglas Y. Shapiro - American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - 1997.

Nesting Behavior, Male Parental Care, and Embryonic Development in the Fairy Basslet, Gramma loreto - Kazue Asoh - Tomoko Yoshikawa - American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - 1996.

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