Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits sandy areas, near reefs, and lives symbiotically in a burrow with an alpheid shrimp (Ref. 57552).
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Distribution

American Samoa.
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Eastern Central Pacific: American Samoa.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 13
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Size

Max. size

4.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 57552)); 4.39 cm SL (female)
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VI-I, 13; anal rays 1, 13; pectoral rays 19-20 (usually 19); pelvic fins joined by a short membrane at base, with no frenum; fifth pelvic ray longest, branched once, the branches not separated. Longitudinal scale series 80-89; no median predorsal or prepectoral scales; scales on side of nape extending to above middle of opercle. Gill opening extending forward to below middle of preopercle. Body depth 5.55-6.15 in SL; head length (HL) 3.25-3.45 in SL; caudal fin rounded and moderately long, 2.8-3.1 in SL. Pale yellow dorsally, white ventrally, densely spotted with small pale blue spots; three broad dusky red bars on body, and a narrower darker one from nape across opercle and throat, broadly bordered by yellow containing small blue spots; a faint brown bar across posterior caudal peduncle, merging with brownish red of caudal fin base; second dorsal and anal fins with a broad longitudinal dusky band, the second dorsal yellow at base with dark-edged blue markings, the anal white at base with a broad yellow margin containing dark-edged blue markings; caudal fin with a large blue-edged elliptical mark that varies in zones from brownish orange to orange red, yellow, and black (Ref. 57552).
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Type Information

Paratype for Amblyeleotris ellipse Randall
Catalog Number: USNM 374476
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Wass & I. Swan
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: American Samoa: Tutuila Island, Taema Bank, Tutuila, American Samoa, Samoa Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 32
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. 2004. Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 8 (2): 68, Fig. 6.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 23 - 32 m (Ref. 57552)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 32 - 32
  Temperature range (°C): 28.293 - 28.293
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.079 - 0.079
  Salinity (PPS): 35.359 - 35.359
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.591 - 4.591
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.226 - 0.226
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.042 - 1.042
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Amblyeleotris sp.

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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