Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on live coral (Ref. 11441); a coral-commensal species (Ref. 72446).
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Aden, Yemen to the Persian Gulf.
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Red Sea, Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden to Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf); Chagos Archipelago.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 12; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 9
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Size

Maximum size: 21 mm TL
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Max. size

2.1 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441))
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Diagnostic Description

Caudal fin rounded.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 7

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 3 - 7
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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