Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Smallest mature female measured at 6.3 cm.
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Flores in Indonesia, and Sibvan Island in Borneo.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 104 mm SL
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Max. size

10.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 8525))
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Diagnostic Description

Color in life pale with 8 golden brown stripes. Stripes below middle of body equal to or slightly wider than interspaces. Stripes above middle of body slightly narrower than interspaces. Distal half of first dorsal fin black and proximal half pale. Second dorsal, anal, pectoral, and pelvic fins with reddish tinge. Leading edge of second dorsal and anal fins dusky to dark brown, usually darker distally. Upper- and lowermost caudal-fin rays dark brown. No dark caudal spot (Ref 8525).
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Type Information

Paratype for Cheilodipterus alleni Gon
Catalog Number: USNM 326643
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): G. Allen & R. Steene
Year Collected: 1991
Locality: Madang: P.N.G. Outer Reef - Outside of Rasch Pass, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Depth (m): 38 to 38
  • Paratype: Gon, O. 1993. Indo-Pacific Fishes. No. 22: 10.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 38 - 38
 
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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