Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in lagoon reefs to depths of at least 12 m. Usually in small groups among staghorn corals (Ref. 48635). Often collected with C. quinquelineatus, but tends to prefer deeper areas (Ref. 37816). Feeds on small fishes.
  • Gon, O. 1993 Revision of the cardinalfish genus Cheilodipterus (Perciformes: Apogonidae), with description of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (22):59 p. (Ref. 8525)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Maldives, Philippines and Palau south to Indonesia; east to Tonga . Also in Moluccas, Belau, and Caroline (Ref. 1602).
  • Gon, O. 1993 Revision of the cardinalfish genus Cheilodipterus (Perciformes: Apogonidae), with description of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (22):59 p. (Ref. 8525)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 8
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Size

Maximum size: 93 mm SL
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Max. size

11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p. (Ref. 48635)
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished externally from C. quinquelineatus by the position of the basicaudal spot which is in line with the mid-lateral stripe, and internally by having canine teeth at the end of the lower jaw (Ref. 37816, 48635).Description: Characterized by pale grey to whitish color; five narrow black stripes on body; caudal fin base yellow surrounding small black spot; greatest depth of body 3.2-3.7 in SL (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Type Information

Type for Cheilodipterops isostigma
Catalog Number: USNM 30657
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Locality: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 4 - 40 m (Ref. 37816)
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Depth range based on 51 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 45 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.61 - 42.4516
  Temperature range (°C): 28.103 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.055 - 0.539
  Salinity (PPS): 34.113 - 35.035
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.441 - 4.549
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.218
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 2.356

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.61 - 42.4516

Temperature range (°C): 28.103 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.055 - 0.539

Salinity (PPS): 34.113 - 35.035

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.441 - 4.549

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.218

Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 2.356
 
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Depth: 4 - 30m.
From 4 to 30 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Found inshore (Ref. 75154); in lagoon reefs to depths of at least 12 m. Feeds on small fishes.
  • Gon, O. 1993 Revision of the cardinalfish genus Cheilodipterus (Perciformes: Apogonidae), with description of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (22):59 p. (Ref. 8525)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
  • Thresher, R.E. 1984 Reproduction in reef fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Ltd., Neptune City, New Jersey. 399 p. (Ref. 240)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Cheilodipterus isostigmus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

AACCACAAAGACATCGGCACCCTCTATCTAGTATTCGGTGCTTGGGCCGGAATAGTCGGAACAGCGCTC---AGCTTACTTATTCGAGCCGAGCTAAGTCAGCCGGGAGCCTTGCTCGGCGAT---GATCAAATCTACAATGTAATTGTTACAGCACATGCATTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCATTAATGATTGGGGGCTTTGGAAACTGATTAATCCCTTTAATG---ATTGGTGCCCCTGACATGGCCTTCCCCCGAATAAATAATATGAGTTTCTGACTCCTACCCCCATCATTCCTCCTCCTGCTCGCCTCTTCTGGCGTAGAAGCTGGGGCCGGAACCGGATGAACCGTTTACCCCCCTCTTGCAGGTAACCTCGCCCACGCAGGAGCTTCCGTGGATCTA---ACAATCTTTTCCCTTCATTTAGCGGGTGTCTCATCAATTCTTGGGGCAATTAACTTCATTACCTCTATTATTAACATGAAACCCCCCGCAATTACTCAGTACCAAACCCCTTTATTCGTGTGGGCAGTACTCATTACCGCCGTCCTCCTTCTCCTCTCCCTGCCCGTTTTAGCCGCC---GGTATTACAATACTACTGACAGACCGAAATCTGAATACAACGTTCTTCGACCCCGCAGGAGGTGGTGACCCAATCCTGTATCAGCACTTATTCTGATTTTTCGGTCACCCGGAGGTCTACATTCTTATTCTACCCGGCTTTGGAATAATCTCCCACATTGTTGCCTATTACGCTGGCAAAAAA---GAACCTTTCGGCTATATGGGCATGGTCTGAGCTATAATGGCAATTGGCCTACTGGGCTTTATTGTCTGAGCCCACCACATGTTTACAGTCGGGATAGACGTTGACACTCGAGCATACTTTACATCCGCCACAATGATTATTGCCATCCCTACAGGGGTAAAAGTCTTTAGTTGACTA---GCCACCCTCCATGGAGGC---GCAATCAAATGGGAAACCCCCCTGCTATGGGCCCTTGGGTTTATTTTCCTATTTACAGTTGGGGGATTAACAGGAATTGTCCTAGCCAACTCCTCCCTCGATATCGTACTGCATGACACATACTACGTAGTAGCACACTTCCACTATGTC---CTGTCTATGGGCGCTGTATTTGCCATCGTGGCTGCCTTCGTCCACTGATTCCCACTTTTCACCGGCTACACCCTCCACAGCACTTGATCAAAAGTCCACTTCGGGGTGATATTTGTAGGGGTAAATCTAACATTCTTCCCACAACATTTCCTGGGCCTAGCTGGAATACCTCGT---CGTTACTCCGACTACCCTGACGCCTACACA---CTGTGAAACACAGTTTCTTCTCTTGGTTCACTAGTTTCCCTAGTGGCCGTAATCATGTTCCTCTTCATCATTTGAGAGGCATTCGCCGCCAAACGTGAAGTC---TTATCCGTGGAGCTAACCGAAACTAAT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cheilodipterus isostigmus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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