Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Collected with a hand net from a patch reef of mixed coral and sponge on sloping sand substratum at 5 m (Ref. 81169).
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Distribution

Beliz and Islas de la Bahía, Honduras.
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Caribbean Sea: Belize.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 12; Anal spines: 1; Analsoft rays: 10 - 11
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Size

Max. size

3.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 81169)); 3.35 cm SL (female)
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Diagnostic Description

Dorsal rays VII + I, 11 (10–12, rarely 10); anal rays I,10 (10–11, two of 15 with 11); pectoralrays 17–19 (usually 18, one of 30 with 19); no scales; body and fins covered with thick adherent mucus; mouth subterminal; tongue truncate; no rostral frenum; color in alcohol pale yellowish gray with a midlateral black stripe from eye nearly to posterior end of caudal fin, about a pupil diameter in width on head, broadening to about an eye diameter in width on body; a blackish line extending posteriorly from above upper edge of eye, continuing below base of dorsal fins, and extending into dorsal part of caudal fin; fins otherwise translucent gray; color in life of body above black lateral stripe bluish to greenish gray with a bright white stripe as wide as pupil passing between black stripe and black line, becoming yellow on head as it nears upper edge of eye; dorsal part of iris brilliant yellow; snout and lips dusky yellow; a median brilliant yellow band on snout extending into anterior interorbital; ventral part of head and body whitish (Ref. 81169).
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Type Information

Paratype for Elacatinus colini Randall & Lobel
Catalog Number: USNM 347301
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Baldwin
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Belize: Sand Bores S. of Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Lobel, P. S. 16 June 2009. Zootaxa. 2133: 5, Figs. 2-7.
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Paratype for Elacatinus colini Randall & Lobel
Catalog Number: USNM 394964
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): P. Lobel
Year Collected: 2003
Locality: Belize, Wee Wee Cay, off main dock., Belize, Atlantic
Depth (m): 3
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Lobel, P. S. 16 June 2009. Zootaxa. 2133: 5, Figs. 2-7.
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Holotype for Elacatinus colini Randall & Lobel
Catalog Number: USNM 395063
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): P. Lobel
Year Collected: 2008
Locality: Belize, Wee Wee Cay, off main dock., Belize, Atlantic
Depth (m): 3
  • Holotype: Randall, J. E. & Lobel, P. S. 16 June 2009. Zootaxa. 2133: 5, Figs. 2-7.
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Paratype for Elacatinus colini Randall & Lobel
Catalog Number: USNM 365031
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Tyler & W. Davis
Year Collected: 2001
Locality: Pelican Cays: Manatee Cay; West Side, On Outside of Coral Wall At Entrance To Lagoon, Rotenone Along Lower Region of Wall, Manatee Cay, Pelican Cays, Belize, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 12 to 17
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Lobel, P. S. 16 June 2009. Zootaxa. 2133: 5, Figs. 2-7.
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Paratype for Elacatinus colini Randall & Lobel
Catalog Number: USNM 347401
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Tyler, J. Tyler, W. Davis & C. Smith
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Pelican Cays, Belize: Cat Cay, Agaricia Slope At SW End of Cay, Outside (Western) of Lagoon, Cat Cay, Pelican Cays, Belize, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 9 to 14
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Lobel, P. S. 16 June 2009. Zootaxa. 2133: 5, Figs. 2-7.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine, usually 3 - 16 m (Ref. 81169)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Elacatinus colini

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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