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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit inshore and offshore coral reefs; also in harbors and protected outer reef slopes and current prone habitats. Form schools in harbors in depths from near surface to about 25 m (Ref. 48636). 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

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and Melanesia (except Fiji).
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia.
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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: 70 mm SL
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Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Inhabits inshore and offshore coral reefs. Also, occurs in harbors and protected outer reef slopes.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Indonesian fish metallic green to black with a distinctive white spot at end on dorsal fin base (Ref. 48636).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 4391)
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Depth range based on 24 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 17 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 57.9
  Temperature range (°C): 25.702 - 28.749
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.043 - 1.008
  Salinity (PPS): 32.279 - 35.264
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.427 - 4.802
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.129 - 0.350
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.900 - 4.452

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 57.9

Temperature range (°C): 25.702 - 28.749

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.043 - 1.008

Salinity (PPS): 32.279 - 35.264

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.427 - 4.802

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.129 - 0.350

Silicate (umol/l): 0.900 - 4.452
 
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Depth: 5 - 30m.
From 5 to 30 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).
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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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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Neopomacentrus cyanomos

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Neopomacentrus cyanomos

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 11 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CACCCTTTATCTAGTCTTCGGTGCATGAGCTGGAATAGTAGGCACGGCTTTAAGCCTTCTTATTCGGGCAGAACTAAGCCAACCAGGCGCACTCCTAGGGGACGACCAAATTTATAATGTTATTGTCACTGCACATGCTTTCGTGATGATTTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAATTCTAATTGGTGGTTTCGGGAACTGATTAGTCCCCCTTATGCTTGGCGCCCCTGACATAGCATTCCCCCGAATAAATAATATAAGCTTCTGACTTCTCCCCCCATCATTCCTACTTCTGCTCGCCTCCTCTGGAGTTGAAGCAGGGGCTGGTACAGGCTGAACTGTTTACCCCCCTCTATCCGGGAATCTCGCTCATGCAGGAGCTTCAGTTGACCTAACCATCTTCTCCCTGCACCTAGCCGGTATTTCTTCAATCCTAGGGGCAATCAACTTTATTACTACTATTATTAACATGAAACCTCCTGTAATAACTCAATACCAAACTCCTCTATTCGTCTGAGCCGTACTAATTACTGCTGTCCTCCTTCTTCTATCGCTTCCTGTGCTAGCTGCCGGCATTACCATGCTACTTACAGACCGAAATCTTAACACCACATTCTTCGACCCCGCTGGAGGAGGAGACCCGATTCTCTACCAGCATCTA
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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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