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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).
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Philippines to the Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and southern Marianas, south to Vanuatu.
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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
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Size

Maximum size: 110 mm ---
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Max. size

12.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
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Diagnostic Description

Caudal fin with a series of faint, narrow undulating lines (Ref. 559).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 5 - 16 m (Ref. 1602)
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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.
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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
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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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