Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

An uncommon inhabitant of lagoon reefs (Ref. 9710). Seen only from poison stations (Ref. 9710).
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Chagos Archipelago, Comoro Islands, Seychelles, Reunion. Central Pacific: Line Islands (Kiribati).
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Indo-West Pacific: Comores, Seychelles, Réunion (western Mascarenes), Chagos Archipelago, west coast of India, Line Islands (Kiribati); probably more widespread.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Analspines: 4; Analsoft rays: 9
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Size

Maximum size: 113 mm SL
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Max. size

11.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27370))
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Diagnostic Description

Pale red in color with edges of the scales darker red; a narrow darker red stripe between scale rows of the body; pelvis and spinous dorsal fines red. 4-5 oblique rows of scales on cheek. Body depth 2.5-2.8 in SL; head length 2.5-2.7 in SL; short snout, 4.25-4.85 in head length; interorbital width 4.75-5.0 in head length; lower jaw slightly inferior. Maxilla extending to between verticals at anterior edge of the iris and slightly posterior to center of the eye, upper jaw length 2.5-2.8 in head length; rounded anterior end of nasal bone; moderately large nasal fossa spineless; retrorse spine on nasal bone between the nasal fossa and edge of premaxillary groove; median edge of nasal bone (premaxillary groove margin) with a small recumbent retrorse spine; preopercular spine, 1.5-1.9 in orbit diameter; posterior edge of preopercle with unequal spinules, some 3-4 times longer than adjacent spines, and few in number (21-23, 6.75-7.2 cm SL); longest dorsal spines, 1.85-2.25 in head length; third anal spine 1.6-1.9 in head length. Rounded caudal fin lobes (Ref. 27370).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 10 m (Ref. 7459)
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Depth: 6 - 10m.
From 6 to 10 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. An uncommon inhabitant of lagoon reefs (Ref. 9710). Seen only from poison stations (Ref. 9710).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sargocentron inaequalis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sargocentron inaequalis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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