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Biology

Adults inhabit inshore reefs on soft bottoms around coral outcrops, rocks, debris, or wharf pilings (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: Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Western Indian Ocean.
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Physical Description

Morphology

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

Maximum size: 60 mm SL
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Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441))
  • Randall, J.E. 1995 Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 10 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 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 7.5 - 16
  Temperature range (°C): 25.298 - 25.298
  Nitrate (umol/L): 5.376 - 5.376
  Salinity (PPS): 36.013 - 36.013
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.135 - 4.135
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.700 - 0.700
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.676 - 5.676

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 7.5 - 16
 
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Depth: 1 - 10m.
From 1 to 10 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits inshore reefs on soft bottoms around coral outcrops, rocks, debris, or wharf pilings (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

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