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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on mixed volcanic and coral sand, broken shells, and rubble substrate, with low relief and no algal cover (rarely on pure sand) (Ref. 11666). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
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Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Japan, New Caledonia, and Hawaii. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
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Western North Pacific.
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Western Pacific, antiequatorial: Southern Japan, Hawaiian Islands; Queensland (Australia) to Grande Terre (New Caledonia) and Ha'apai Group (Tonga).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 8
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Size

Maximum size: 20 mm SL
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Maximum size: 37.1 mm SL
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Max. size

3.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 11666)); 4 cm SL (female)
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Diagnostic Description

Dorsoposterior edge of eye with a pair of supraorbital cirri. Long, somewhat pointed snout. Male with first dorsal fin high and elongate; and with an inverse Y-shaped, blackish brown blotch on the throat. The female with a large dark mark at the base of its pelvic fin (Ref. 37433).
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Type Information

Type for Callionymus corallinus
Catalog Number: USNM 51581
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration; Radiograph
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Auau Channel Between Maui + Lanai Islands, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 59 to 68
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 12 - 122 m (Ref. 58302), usually 15 - 16 m (Ref. 11666)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 22 - 22
 
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Depth: 12 - 58m.
From 12 to 58 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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