Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits clear coastal reefs in rich invertebrate habitat on shallow crests or upper zone of slopes to about 15 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Solitary or in pairs (Ref. 90102). Relatively uncommon inhabitant of coral rich areas of seaward reefs. Sexually dimorphic (Ref. 37816).
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean and Indonesia to Fiji, north to the Philippines. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797) and the northern northern Great Barrier Reef (Ref. 9710).
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 9
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Size

Maximum size: 110 mm ---
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Max. size

12.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Zoonetics, Australia. p. 623-893. (Ref. 48637)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Characterized by male having bluish grey to black body color, back with pale blue vermiculations, broad black stripe containing pair of light blue or white lines at upper side and remainder of side blue with black-edged white spots; female yellowish brown on side with reticulum of broad black lines and spots, maze of fine black lines on back; carapace quadrangular in cross section, nearly flat on top and slightly convex at bottom; straight to slightly convex dorsal profile of snout, lacking bony protuberance above upper lip; rounded caudal fin (Ref. 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 1602)
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 8.5 - 31
  Temperature range (°C): 28.833 - 28.833
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.068 - 0.068
  Salinity (PPS): 34.586 - 34.586
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.529 - 4.529
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.159 - 0.159
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.182 - 1.182

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 8.5 - 31
 
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Depth: 1 - 20m.
From 1 to 20 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Relatively uncommon inhabitant of coral rich areas of seaward reefs.
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Trophic Strategy

Relatively uncommon inhabitant of coral rich areas of seaward reefs. Sexually dimorphic (Ref. 37816).
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Ostracion solorensis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ostracion solorensis

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

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
  • Matsuura, K. 2001 Ostraciidae. Boxfishes. p. 3948-3951. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome.
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Wikipedia

Ostracion solorensis

Ostracion solorensis is a species of boxfish native to the western Pacific Ocean. Its common name is reticulate boxfish. It grows to 12 centimeters in length. It is sometimes kept as an aquarium fish.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Ostracion solorensis. FishBase. 2013.
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