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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in reefs over sand or mud bottoms. Solitary in caves to 20 m depth (Ref. 48635).
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Viet Nam, Ryukyu Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 8
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Size

Maximum size: 100 mm SL
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Max. size

20.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
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Diagnostic Description

Differs from C. artus by having darker stripes and fewer gill rakers, and from C. macrodon by having narrower dark stripes (Ref. 37816). Similar to C. heptazona, but lacking yellow on snout, and C. octolineatus, but without black tip on dorsal fin. Juveniles and sub-adults with large yellow area on caudal peduncle with a small black spot in its center (Ref. 48635).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 37816)
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4 - 6.25

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 4 - 6.25
 
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in reefs over sand or mud bottoms (Ref. 58534). Solitary in caves to 20 m depth (Ref. 48635).
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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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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cheilodipterus intermedius

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 2 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Ocean Genome Legacy
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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