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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits sandy areas of shallow lagoons and channels (Ref. 9710, 48637). Also found in silty bays or harbors around wharf pilings. Adults usually in pairs (Ref. 48637).
  • Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston 1992 Reef fishes of New Guinea: a field guide for divers, anglers and naturalists. Publication No. 8. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. 132 p. (Ref. 6023)
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Philippines to the Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and southern Marianas, south to Vanuatu.
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 10; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 8 - 9
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Size

Maximum size: 110 mm ---
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Max. size

12.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Zoonetics, Australia. p. 623-893. (Ref. 48637)
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Diagnostic Description

Caudal fin with a series of faint, narrow undulating lines (Ref. 559).Description: Characterized further by brownish color with combination of fine blue to white lines and white spots on head and body; dorsal fin base with blue or green-edged black spot; yellowish tail, blue-barred; depth of body at origin of anal fin 2.4-3.1 in SL; head length 2.4-2.6 in SL; snout length 1.4-1.6 in head length; bony interorbital width 2.9-3.8 in head length; caudal peduncle depth 2.0-2.4 in head length; slightly rounded caudal fin (Ref. 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 2 - 25 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 20 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 10 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 99
  Temperature range (°C): 23.108 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 16.055
  Salinity (PPS): 33.821 - 35.156
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.570 - 4.714
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.856
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.933 - 18.633

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 99

Temperature range (°C): 23.108 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 16.055

Salinity (PPS): 33.821 - 35.156

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.570 - 4.714

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.856

Silicate (umol/l): 0.933 - 18.633
 
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Depth: 0 - 16m.
Recorded at 16 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits sandy areas of shallow lagoons and channels (Ref. 9710). Also found in silty bays or harbors around wharf pilings.
  • Kulbicki, M. and L. Wantiez 1990 Variations in the fish catch composition in the Bay of St. Vincent, New Caledonia, as determined by experimental trawling. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 41:121-44. (Ref. 33496)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Canthigaster compressa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Canthigaster compressa

Canthigaster compressa, also known as the compressed toby or fingerprint toby, is a demersal Marine fish belonging to the family Tetraodontidae.

The fingerprint toby is a small sized fish which grows up to 12 cm.[1]

It is widely distributed throughout the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean.[2]

It inhabits the shallow sandy to silty lagoons, harbours or channels from 2 to 12 m.[3] Canthigaster compressa has a diurnal activity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eol.org/pages/1012913/details#size
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/6542
  3. ^ Lieske & Myers,Coral reef fishes,Princeton University Press, 2009, ISBN 9780691089959
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