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Overview

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Biology

More common at oceanic islands than on continental reefs. Occurs in large groups around coral outcrops and caves of outer reef slopes. Feeds on copepods and other planktonic crustaceans or crustacean larvae and fish eggs (Ref. 9710, 37816).
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Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Bali and the Ryukyu Islands to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia (Ref. 2334) and New Caledonia.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 17; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7 - 8
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Size

Maximum size: 170 mm TL
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Max. size

20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 60 m (Ref. 9710)
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Depth range based on 10 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 10 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3.66 - 49
  Temperature range (°C): 26.287 - 28.941
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.045 - 0.822
  Salinity (PPS): 34.134 - 34.999
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.512 - 4.719
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.190
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.056 - 3.817

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 3.66 - 49

Temperature range (°C): 26.287 - 28.941

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.045 - 0.822

Salinity (PPS): 34.134 - 34.999

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.512 - 4.719

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.190

Silicate (umol/l): 1.056 - 3.817
 
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Depth: 5 - 60m.
From 5 to 60 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Found inshore (Ref. 75154).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Pseudanthias pascalus

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


There are 6 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a 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 and other sequences.

ACCCTTTACTTAGTGTTTGGTGCTTGGGCCGGGATAGTAGGCACAGCCTTGAGCTTGCTCATTCGAGCAGAGCTCAGTCAGCCCGGGGCCCTCTTAGGCGACGACCAAATTTATAATGTTATCGTTACAGCGCATGCTTTTGTAATAATTTTTTTTATAGTAATACCAATTATGATTGGCGGTTTTGGCAATTGACTAATCCCCCTAATGATTGGTGCCCCTGATATAGCTTTCCCCCGTATAAATAACATAAGCTTCTGGTTATTGCCCCCGTCCTTCCTCCTTCTGCTTGCTTCATCTGGGGTAGAAGCGGGGGCGGGCACAGGATGAACAGTTTACCCGCCCTTAGCTGGCAACCTAGCCCACGCAGGAGCATCCGTCGACCTTACTATTTTCTCCTTGCACTTAGCAGGTATTTCATCTATTCTAGGGGCCATTAACTTTATTACTACAATTATTAATATAAAACCCCCAGCCATCTCCCAATACCAGACACCTTTATTCGTCTGGGCAGTCCTTATTACGGCTGTCCTCCTACTACTATCCCTTCCAGTTCTTGCCGCAGGCATTACGATACTCCTAACAGACCGAAATCTTAATACTACCTTTTTTGACCCCGCTGGAGGAGGAGACCCTATCCTCTACCAACACCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pseudanthias pascalus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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