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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inner and outer reef lagoons, usually in caves along steep slopes. Juveniles in shallow lagoons or protected shallow reefs (Ref. 48635). During the day, occurs under coral ledges of channel and outer reef slopes (Ref. 37816).
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Malaysia to Melanesia, north to Japan.
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Western Pacific and southeastern Indian Ocean.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 22; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7 - 8
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27362))
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Diagnostic Description

Juveniles under 10 cm resemble P. albovittatus. Adults closely resemble P. vittatus but lack stripes on the belly (Ref. 37816); with greenish black stripes over the back. Abdomen white (Ref. 48635).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Plectorhinchus lessonii

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: Plectorhinchus lessonii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 11
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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