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Biology

Occurs in areas with rubble, rock and little sand. Feeds on small invertebrates particularly copepods.
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines.
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Okinawa, Japan and Philippines.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 69 mm SL
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Max. size

6.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 8527))
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Type Information

Paratype for Valenciennea bella Hoese & Larsen
Catalog Number: USNM 264411
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Schroeder
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Reef 500 m W. of Reef Off White Beach. Puerto Princesa Bay, Palawan, Philippines, Sulu Sea., Philippines, Sulu Sea, Pacific
Depth (m): 12 to 12
  • Paratype: Hoese & Larson, H. K. 1994. Indo-Pacific Fishes. No. 23: 15.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 12 - 32 m
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Depth: 12 - 32m.
From 12 to 32 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Occurs in areas with rubble, rock and little sand. Feeds on small invertebrates particularly copepods.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in areas with rubble, rock and little sand. Feeds on small invertebrates particularly copepods.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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