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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).
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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.
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Physical Description

Morphology

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

Max. size

41.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816))
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Diagnostic Description

Blue and yellow striped species. In large adults, the lines become irregular or run angular. Fins bright yellow (Ref. 48635).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 25 m (Ref. 34765)
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Trophic Strategy

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

Molecular Biology

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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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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Genomic DNA is available from 7 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Ocean Genome Legacy
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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