Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on clear, shallow bottoms with coral formations, principally in oceanic, insular areas (Ref. 13628). Occupies burrows created by the chiton Choneplax lata
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: Bahamas and Cayman Islands, through the Lesser Antilles to the islands off Venezuela; also in the western Caribbean, from Old Providence Island and the islands off Belize (Ref. 5521). Recorded from the Gulf of Honduras (Ref. 46821).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 13; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 10 - 11
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Size

Max. size

2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5521))
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Type Information

Paratype for Garmannia gemmata
Catalog Number: USNM 107109
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Schmitt
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Caribbean Sea: Old Providence Island, Old Providence Island (Isla de Providencia), Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
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Holotype for Garmannia gemmata
Catalog Number: USNM 107291
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): W. Schmitt
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Caribbean Sea: Old Providence Island, Old Providence Island (Isla de Providencia), Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 46821)
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Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 15 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.65 - 6.6
  Temperature range (°C): 27.421 - 27.514
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.174 - 1.215
  Salinity (PPS): 35.022 - 35.410
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.568 - 4.687
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.176
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.021 - 2.602

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.65 - 6.6

Temperature range (°C): 27.421 - 27.514

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.174 - 1.215

Salinity (PPS): 35.022 - 35.410

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.568 - 4.687

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.176

Silicate (umol/l): 2.021 - 2.602
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Elacatinus gemmatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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