Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit coastal reefs around coral or rock outcrops on soft bottoms (Ref. 9710). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Have been reared in captivity (Ref. 35404).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Distribution

Range Description

There are possibly two separate subpopulations of Neopomacentrus bankieri, but further collections may provide evidence for a continuous distribution. One subpopulation inhabits the South China and Java Seas. Another subpopulation is found from Daru Island off southern Papua New Guinea to eastern Queensland. This species was recently collected at the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua (G.R. Allen pers. com. 2009).
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Western Pacific: there are two separate populations but further collections may provide evidence for a continuous distribution. The first population inhabits the South China and Java seas. The second population is known from eastern Queensland and the vicinity of Daru Island off southern Papua New Guinea.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 11 - 12
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Size

Maximum size: 80 mm NG
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Max. size

8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: A small species. Recognized by the orange-yellow tail, the color extended onto the body and posterior parts of dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 48636). Overall greyish brown, shading lighter ventrally, caudal fin has no margin. Margin of suborbital margin hidden by scales. Body depth 2.2-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Neopomacentrus bankieri inhabits coastal reefs around coral and rock outcrops on soft bottoms. This species has been found at a depth range of 3 - 12 m. It utilises coral and rock structures as a refuge from predators.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 12 m (Ref. 7247)
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Depth range based on 17 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 42.4
  Temperature range (°C): 23.822 - 28.664
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.343 - 0.594
  Salinity (PPS): 32.183 - 32.613
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.130 - 4.847
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.246 - 0.441
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.009 - 15.721

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 42.4

Temperature range (°C): 23.822 - 28.664

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.343 - 0.594

Salinity (PPS): 32.183 - 32.613

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.130 - 4.847

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.246 - 0.441

Silicate (umol/l): 5.009 - 15.721
 
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Depth: 3 - 12m.
From 3 to 12 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).
  • Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen 2006 Biodiversity and living resources of the coral reef fishes in Vietnam marine waters. Science and Technology Publishing House, Hanoi. (Ref. 58534)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Allen, G.R.

Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.

Contributor/s
De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P. & Smith, J. and Livingston, F.

Justification
Neopomacentrus bankieri has been assessed as Least Concern. While this species has a disjunct distribution, it is not threatened. It is likely to be undergoing localised declines in abundance due to factors relating to habitat degradation, however these threats are not known across its entire range. It is common throughout its known range and appears to be minimally threatened.
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Population

Population
Neopomacentrus bankieri is reported to be abundant at Orpheus Bay on the Great Barrier Reef (Ackerman and Bellwood 2002). It is also common at the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2009).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats for this species. In areas of its range it may be undergoing localised declines in abundance due to destructive fishing practices, coastal development.and pollution.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Neopomacentrus bankieri. However, the distribution of this species coincides with a number of marine protected areas.
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