Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found inshore on reef areas (Ref. 7300). Benthic (Ref. 75154).
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Distribution

Western Pacific: northeastern coast of Queensland to vicinity of Pine Peak Island; extending to Torres Strait and eastern Arafura Sea.
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Australia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

9.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 42181))
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Diagnostic Description

Longest dorsal spine 1.9-2.2. in head length. No distinct median ridge extending from between posterior nostrils to anterior fourth or more of interorbital space. Tympanic spines small, about half length of postocular spines. Largest specimen (95 mm SL) (Ref 42181).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 10 m (Ref. 42181)
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Depth range based on 40 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 13.2 - 75.8
  Temperature range (°C): 24.703 - 26.692
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.149 - 1.399
  Salinity (PPS): 35.037 - 35.356
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.488 - 4.685
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.083 - 0.168
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.777 - 1.309

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 13.2 - 75.8

Temperature range (°C): 24.703 - 26.692

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.149 - 1.399

Salinity (PPS): 35.037 - 35.356

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.488 - 4.685

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.083 - 0.168

Silicate (umol/l): 0.777 - 1.309
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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