Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found clinging to attached Sargassum sp. On a sheltered coral reef. Probably not exceeding about 5 cm TL. Males may be mature at 3.35 cm TL. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Males with brood pouch; females with ovipositor (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Western Australia, Australia: Monte Bello Islands.
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Eastern Indian Ocean: known only off Alpha Island, Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 9 m (Ref. 5316)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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