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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in deep inner to outer reef habitats (Ref. 48635). Occurs singly or in aggregations along coral slopes of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles solitary on shallow protected reefs (Ref. 48635). Feeds on benthic invertebrates in open sand flats and seagrass beds at night (Ref. 9710). At Palau, it aggregates to spawn around new moon (Ref. 37816).
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Distribution

Western Pacific: from Ryukyu Islands to Ogasawara Islands to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19 - 20; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7
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Size

Maximum size: 720 mm NG
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Max. size

72.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
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Diagnostic Description

Only Micronesian sweetlips with diagonal rather than horizontal stripes (Ref. 37816). Adults with broad black stripe that can run oblique. Fins yellow with black spots (Ref. 48635).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 35 m (Ref. 9710)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 1
 
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Depth: 1 - 35m.
From 1 to 35 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Found in deep inner to outer reef habitats (Ref. 9137, 48635). Occur singly or in aggregations along coral slopes of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles solitary on shallow protected reefs (Ref. 48635). Feed on benthic invertebrates in open sand flats and seagrass beds at night (Ref. 9710).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Plectorhinchus lineatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Plectorhinchus lineatus

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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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
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Wikipedia

Plectorhinchus lineatus

Plectorhinchus lineatus, the yellow-banded sweetlips, is a species of grunt coral reefs of the western Pacific Ocean, where it occurs at depths from 1 to 35 m (3.3 to 114.8 ft). This species can reach 72 cm (28 in) in TL. It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Plectorhinchus lineatus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.
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