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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Hovers in groups above branches of certain Acropora corals in shallow lagoon reefs, Ref. 48637.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Cook Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the northern Great Barrier Reef; Guam and Kapingamarangi in Micronesia.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles east to Marshall and Cook Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7 - 9; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 8 - 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: 25 mm NG
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Max. size

2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Diagnostic Description

Dorsal-fin rays VI + I,7-1,9 (usually I,8); anal-fin rays I,8 or I,9 (usually I,9); pectoral-fin rays usually 14-16; scales on body extending forward at most to below interdorsal space, the longitudinal scale series 19-40 (mean count 31); canine tooth present on side of lower jaw; head and body compressed; body depth at origin of anal fin 16-25% SL; snout usually shorter than orbit diameter; gill opening reaching to or anterior to posterior margin of orbit; caudal fin usually slightly emarginate; pelvic fins forming a shallow cup, the spines as fleshy lobes; body transparent in life, except for yellow over abdomen; interorbital and iris bright pink. Largest specimen, 19.5mm SL (Ref. 89154).
  • 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 7 - 27 m (Ref. 9710)
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 28
  Temperature range (°C): 26.555 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.053 - 0.510
  Salinity (PPS): 33.032 - 35.346
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.454 - 4.674
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.104 - 0.182
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.008 - 2.460

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 3 - 28

Temperature range (°C): 26.555 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.053 - 0.510

Salinity (PPS): 33.032 - 35.346

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.454 - 4.674

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.104 - 0.182

Silicate (umol/l): 1.008 - 2.460
 
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Depth: 7 - 27m.
From 7 to 27 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Hovers in groups above branches of certain @Acropora@ corals in shallow lagoon reefs.
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Trophic Strategy

Hovers in groups above branches of certain Acropora corals in shallow lagoon reefs.
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Benthic spawner.
  • Fishelson, L. 1989 Bisexuality and pedogenesis in gobies (Gobiidae: Teleostei) and other fish, or, why so many little fish in tropical seas?. Senckenbergiana Marit. 147-169. (Ref. 31409)
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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

aquarium: commercial
  • Burgess, W.E., H.R. Axelrod and R.E. Hunziker III 1990 Dr. Burgess's atlas of marine aquarium fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. 768 p.
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Wikipedia

Bryaninops natans

Bryaninops natans, known commonly as the Redeye goby , is a species of marine fish in the family Gobiidae.

The Redeye goby is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area, including Red Sea.[1]

This fish is a small size that can reach a maximum size of2.5 cm length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eol.org/pages/213239/details#distribution
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/7205
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