Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

The holotype was collected from mid-continental shelf benthos (102 m); at this depth, high energy waves sweep the bed of the Great Australian Bight, producing expanses of rippled sand interspersed with sponge and bryozoans stabilised 'islands'. The site has a complex, highly diversed assemblage of bryozoans, including Adeona, a number of bushy flexible species (Family Catenicellidae), 'lace corals' (Fam. Phidoloporidae) and some sponges, on coarse substrate of calcareous sand. The female holotype collected in late July had a greatly distended abdomen holding eleven hydrated oocytes approximately 2 mm in diameter (Ref. 85152).
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Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

6.46 cm SL (female)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; marine; depth range ? - 102 m (Ref. 85152)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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