Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Known from a single specimen collected from a reef slope with algae-covered coralline rock-rubble (Ref. 48635). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
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Indonesia: Flores.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 17; Analsoft rays: 4
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Size

Max. size

3.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 31114))
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Diagnostic Description

Superior trunk ridge not continuous with superior tail ridge; inferior trunk ridge continuous with inferior trunk ridge; lateral trunk ridge straight, ending near anal ring; median dorsal snout ridge discontinuous with a pair of semi-isolated, ridge-like crests; each side of snout with a small conical projection; total body rings 44; dorsal rays 17 (Ref. 31114). Caudal fin minute (Ref. 31114).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 12 m (Ref. 31114)
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Trophic Strategy

Bottom with scattered coral formations and algal covered coralline rock (Ref. 31114).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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