Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit inshore areas on soft bottoms around rock outcrops, wharf pilings, weed beds, and others (Ref. 7247). 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).
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Kenya to Mozambique.
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Western Indian Ocean: East Africa (Kenya to Mozambique), east to Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 12
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Size

Maximum size: 110 mm TL
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Max. size

11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4391))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Inhabits inshore areas on soft bottoms around rock outcrops, wharf pilings, weed beds, etc.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 7247)
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Depth: 1 - 10m.
From 1 to 10 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits inshore areas on soft bottoms around rock outcrops, wharf pilings, weed beds, etc. (Ref. 7247).
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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).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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