Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits clear lagoons and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710) as well as the quiet waters of the shore line. Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302).
  • Randall, J.E. 1996 Shore fishes of Hawai'i. Natural World Press, Vida, Oregon. 216 p. (Ref. 26145)
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Distribution

Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii to the Marquesas Islands and central and eastern Polynesia.
  • Tinker, S.W. 1978 Fishes of Hawaii, a handbook of the marine fishes of Hawaii and the Central Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian Service Inc., Honolulu. 568 p. (Ref. 583)
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Central and South Pacific: Johnston Atoll, Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 155 mm ---
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Max. size

15.5 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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Ecology

Habitat

Depth: 3 - 27m.
From 3 to 27 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Inhabits clear lagoons and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710) as well as the quiet waters of the shore line.
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 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 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 49 - 49
  Temperature range (°C): 27.723 - 27.723
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.116 - 2.116
  Salinity (PPS): 35.833 - 35.833
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.581 - 4.581
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.443 - 0.443
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.097 - 1.097
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Ostracion whitleyi

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 whitleyi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
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
  • Miyasaka, A. 1993 A database on scientific and common names of fishes exported from Hawaii. The information was derived from the above mentioned database. A printout of the names is also available from the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Ref. 5358)
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