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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

In coastal reef slopes, inner reefs and deep lagoon (Ref. 48635). Prefers sheltered reefs and during the day either solitary or in large inactive aggregations (Ref. 34765).
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 216 p. (Ref. 34765)
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Distribution

Western Pacific.
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Western Pacific: Singapore and the Philippines to the Solomon Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 216 p. (Ref. 34765)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 21; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7
  • 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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Size

Max. size

41.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (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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Diagnostic Description

Description: Body light blue, horizontal stripes yellow, lines irregular or run angular in large adults; fins bright yellow. (Ref. 48635). Body depth 2.7-2.8 in SL. Dorsal 3rd to 5th spines longest (Ref. 90102),
  • 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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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 70 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 9137).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Plectorhinchus chrysotaenia

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: Plectorhinchus chrysotaenia

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 7 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Ocean Genome Legacy
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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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