Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found mainly around fringing reefs.
  • Smith, M.M. and R.J. McKay 1986 Haemulidae. p. 564-571. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2799)
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Distribution

Southwestern Indian Ocean: Mozambique and South Africa. Records from Red Sea need verification.
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Western Indian Ocean: known originally from Beira, Mozambique to Knysna, South Africa; reported from the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez, but this might be a misidentification of Pomadasys stridens.
  • Smith, M.M. and R.J. McKay 1986 Haemulidae. p. 564-571. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2799)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 6 - 7
  • Smith, M.M. and R.J. McKay 1986 Haemulidae. p. 564-571. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2799)
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Size

Maximum size: 220 mm TL
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Max. size

22.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2799))
  • Smith, M.M. and R.J. McKay 1986 Haemulidae. p. 564-571. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2799)
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Occurs down to 30 m, mainly around fringing reefs (Ref. 2799).
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Some specimens dark brown, with barely visible dark longitudinal stripes (Ref. 11228).
  • Smith, M.M. and R.J. McKay 1986 Haemulidae. p. 564-571. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2799)
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth: 0 - 30m.
Recorded at 30 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic. Picture Taken by Dennis & Sally Polack at Sodwana in December 2003
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Environment

benthopelagic; marine; depth range ? - 30 m (Ref. 2799)
  • Smith, M.M. and R.J. McKay 1986 Haemulidae. p. 564-571. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2799)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 78 - 78
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Pomadasys striatus

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: Pomadasys striatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
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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