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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits inshore reefs, crevices of reef flats and coral slopes (Ref. 9710). Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300). Solitary (Ref 90102).
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Japan south to northwestern Australia; Indonesia east to Solomon Islands; reported from New Zealand (Ref. 5755) and Andaman Island (Ref. 87596).
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 8
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p. (Ref. 48635)
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Size

Maximum size: 100 mm NG
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Max. size

12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p. (Ref. 48635)
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Diagnostic Description

Juveniles strongly striped. Adults with faint stripes, but tall anteriorly pointed second dorsal fin. Sometimes has dark peduncular spot which can be turned on or off with mood (Ref. 48635).Description: Characterized by generally yellow-orange color; very tall second dorsal fin; indistinctive stripes at back; pair of bluish streaks from snout passing through eye; blue stripe across lower cheek; caudal fin base with faint spot at middle; juvenile with well defined brown stripe; pair of pearl white stripes from snout through eye; lower cheek with blue stripe; caudal fin base with small dark spot at middle; greatest depth of body 2.9-3.2 in SL (Ref 90102); tip of second dorsal fin elongated (Ref. 93839).
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p. (Ref. 48635)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 93839)
  • Yoshida, T., S. Harazaki and H. Motomura 2010 Apogonid fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes) of Yaku-shima Island, kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. pp] 27-64. H. Motomura and K. Matsuura (eds.). Fishes of yaku-shima Island - A World Heritage island in the Osumi Group, Kagoshima Prefecture , southern Japan. National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. (Ref. 93839)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 18.3 - 18.3
 
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Trophic Strategy

Found inshore (Ref. 75154).
  • Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen 2006 Biodiversity and living resources of the coral reef fishes in Vietnam marine waters. Science and Technology Publishing House, Hanoi. (Ref. 58534)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
  • Thresher, R.E. 1984 Reproduction in reef fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Ltd., Neptune City, New Jersey. 399 p. (Ref. 240)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Apogon chrysotaenia

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
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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