Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in the recesses of coral reefs. Secretive (Ref. 9710).
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: Florida Keys, USA and Bahamas to northern South America.
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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 67; Dorsal soft rays (total): 1213
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Size

Maximum size: 60 mm ---
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Max. size

6.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
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Diagnostic Description

Head, body, and caudal fin alternately striped with yellow-orange and lavender, these stripes separated by red lines (Ref. 13442).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 15 - 70 m (Ref. 9710)
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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): 23 - 23
  Temperature range (°C): 27.482 - 27.482
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.532 - 0.532
  Salinity (PPS): 35.159 - 35.159
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.669 - 4.669
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.100 - 0.100
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.116 - 2.116
 
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Habitat Type: Marine

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Depth: 15 - 70m.
From 15 to 70 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Threats

Not Evaluated
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