Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in inshore waters. Benthic species (Ref. 75154). Specimens have been taken from a coral knoll and from reefs. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be mature at about 5-5.5 cm SL.
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: endemic to northern Australia, from Western Australia to Queensland and McCluer Island, Northern Territory.
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Northern Australia and New Guinea.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 67.5 mm SL
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Max. size

6.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 14 m (Ref. 5316)
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Depth: 0 - 14m.
Recorded at 14 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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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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