Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Marquesas Islands.
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Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesan Islands.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 12 - 13; Vertebrae: 26
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Size

Max. size

13.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 33558))
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Diagnostic Description

Head and thorax pale gray-green body pale green; blackish scale edges; five narrow black bars; caudal fin dark purplish gray; pectoral fin with a small black spot on the base. Deep body, 1.75-2.0 in SL. 21-23 (usually 22) tubed lateral line scales (Ref. 33558).
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Type Information

Paratype for Abudefduf conformis Randall & Earle
Catalog Number: USNM 352406
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. King
Year Collected: 1955
Locality: Marquesas Islands: Nuku Hiva, Anaho Bay, small tide-pool, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, Pacific
Vessel: Hugh M. Smith
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Earle, J. L. 1999. Cybium. 23 (4): 335, 1-4.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 33558)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Abudefduf conformis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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